Category Archives: Pedagogy

Methods, experiences, and discussions about teaching math: the good, the bad, and the ugly.

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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Pedagogical Praise for Mr. Math Teacher

The recent vernal equinox brings not only more sunshine to my day outside of my classroom, but to the time I spend within.  The week after I set my clocks forward an hour, former students of mine started to descend … 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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