Saturday, March 20, 2021

 Equation Editor in Google Docs

Go to Insert, Equation.


Click on 'New Equation'.

It's not as good as Math Type but Math Type no longer works on Macs, alas.

This works in the Chrome and the Safari browsers.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Common Core Explained

This is a good explanation of the Common Core approach. It is a joy, when a middle or high school student says, "I get it now!"

A Good American - the film

A documentary... the bureaucrats aren't listening to the mathematicians. So infuriating.

 Watch the Film

Sunday, May 21, 2017

When Textbooks go Awry

Some of the math books are particularly amusing.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Fidget Spinners and other Fidget Gadgets in the Classroom

Erin Silver of the Washington Post has written a good article on the subject of fidget gadgets in the classroom.
In my experience, especially working one-on-one with students, fidget gadgets are a distraction. Instead, I work with students to help develop the skill of keeping focused for a period of time. When the student starts to have difficulty keeping focused, even when they are trying, it is time to take a small break where they can fidget, look at their phone, stare out the window, do jumping jacks or walk around the room.

Another strategy that works for me is to change what the student is working on... If we have been working on Algebra, switch to Art.

Are fidget toys too much of a distraction? - Erin Silver, Washington Post

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