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Errata Sheet for "Traditional Math"
For those of you who have purchased my book “Traditional Math”, I have provided this errata sheet for your information and use. I am embarrassed to see…
Jun 19
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May 2024
Professional Development, Memorization, and Dubious Rubrics
May 23
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Ed School: 2005
A look back
May 20
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Barry Garelick
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April 2024
The Opportunity Costs of Procedures vs Understanding
For those who have followed my writing, my apologies if you’ve heard this before: I majored in math, but didn’t know why the invert and multiply rule…
Apr 21
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Barry Garelick
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March 2024
Further Thoughts on the Standard Algorithm for Multi-digit Addition and Subtraction
In my last post, I talked about different beliefs held by math teachers and others regarding when the standard algorithm for multi-digit addition and…
Mar 13
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Barry Garelick
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Teaching Math With "Fidelity"
I recently saw a discussion among parents on the internet which included a note that one parent received from his son’s teacher: “Do not teach your…
Mar 12
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October 2023
Interview w/ me and my co-author
J.R. Wilson and I were interviewed on Bill Davidson’s podcast, regarding our book “Traditional Math” and on math education in general. It’s a little…
Oct 22, 2023
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Barry Garelick
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Explaining one's answer in math: revisited
Back in November, 2015, online Atlantic published an article that Katharine Beals and I wrote on explaining your answer in math. It generated many…
Oct 10, 2023
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September 2023
Ninjas and superheroes in a world of unicorns
Originally written in April, 2018
Sep 29, 2023
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Barry Garelick
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That "math wars" stuff
A "nuanced" discussion
Sep 19, 2023
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Barry Garelick
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Struggling to Learn the Breaststroke
In the introduction to our book Traditional Math, I state that “I try to stem struggling with a problem and aim to have students be successful. My…
Sep 11, 2023
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Procedures vs Understanding in Math
This article is excerpted from “Math Education in the U.S.” (Chapter 10) I went to school in the 50’s and 60’s when students first learned how to add…
Sep 2, 2023
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