Category Archives: Mathematical Proficiency

Showing Work in High School Mathematics

After four plus years teaching upper level high school mathematics, it is clear to me that students do not understand what it means to show one’s work in mathematics.  In spite of creating close to two hundred completely worked examples … Continue reading

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Grade Distribution Comparisons

Even Easter Sunday finds me baffled at the complex dimensions of education in our country.  What may seem obvious to many, assigning end of semester grades, confounds me at times. However, since today is a holiday, this post is ultra-short. … Continue reading

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Trapped in an Echo Chamber

Student outcomes in honors precalculus first semester significantly exceeded those from last year while my AP Calculus AB cohort is on track, once again, to blow out the national average pass rate on the AP Exam.  Yet, my reputation continues to … Continue reading

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