Author Archives: Dave aka Mr. Math Teacher

About Dave aka Mr. Math Teacher

Secondary math teacher teaching math intervention, algebra 1, honors precalculus, and AP Calculus AB. I spent 25 years in high tech in engineering, marketing, sales and business development roles in the satellite communications, GPS, semiconductor, and wireless industries. I am awed by the potential in our nation's youth and I hope to instill in them the passion to improve our world at local, state, national, and global levels.

Student Success Story

Our monthly professional development session this morning included a panel on student success stories.  Several students recounted how they overcame challenges in their lives ultimately enabling them to succeed in high school. Their stories were inspirational, heartbreaking, and, at times, … Continue reading

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iPads and Teachers: Why Technology-assisted Learning Will Never, on Its Own, Solve Our Education Crisis (Peg Tyre)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Peg Tyre is a journalist. This article appeared in Bright, April 6, 2015. At the Carpe Diem-Meridian School in Indianapolis, row after row of students are wearing headphones and…

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Girls Outperforming Boys in Honors Precalculus

Stunned by the rumors flying around select households in my school’s local neighborhoods, I reached out through a parent intermediary earlier this semester to meet with parent representatives in hopes of quelling the raging tornado of troubles.  The meeting went … Continue reading

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