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We've Always Been at War with EastAsia, Dept.
This article on the effects of the COVID lockdowns contains quotes from teacher surveys. One in particular, caught my attention: “COVID greatly impacted…
Jun 6
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The latest interpretation
How I feel after I read about the latest interpretation of what “explicit instruction” means.
Jun 6
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What schools take credit for
Students who have are able to get help from parents who know the material, or from tutors or learning centers, have an advantage over those students…
Jun 4
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Avoiding cognitive overload in math
Watch now (31 min) | Video of the talk I gave at researchED-Wales; March 3, 2023
Jun 3
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How is Understanding Measured?
Spoiler alert: It isn't.
Jun 2
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May 2023
Effective Math Instruction: Hiding In Plain Sight
An earlier version of this article appears in “Math Education in the U.S.” Footnotes appear after the list of references at the end of the article. In a…
May 23
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Part 3 of Interview with Authors of Traditional Math
Part 3 of the interview series is here. The question the authors address is: ”How does a traditional approach to math teaching offer opportunities for…
May 10
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April 2023
Novice/expert spectrum; the Dean Martin Syndrome
Since the Science of Whatever fad has been steadily trending, people in the reform math sector are drawing their wagons in a circle. They are fearful…
Apr 22
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The Fetish Over Conceptual Understanding in Math
Conceptual understanding in math has served as a dividing line between those who teach in a conventional or traditional manner, and those who advocate…
Apr 9
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Problem-Solving Without Mimicking
(Or Thinking For That Matter)
Apr 7
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March 2023
New series: Interview with the authors of Traditional Math
Education Rickshaw explores what traditional math is about by interviewing the authors of the book. Part I is here; a continuing series.
Mar 24
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Solving Problems in Multiple Ways, Dept.
There is a notion floating about in education land that teaching students multiple ways to solve particular mathematical problems builds flexible…
Mar 18
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