Tag Archives: High Expectations

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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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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A Summer Course to Remember

I recently finished teaching an accelerated algebra 1 summer bridge course.  The following images best depict and contrast my experiences teaching the recent summer course and teaching my regular course this past year, in reverse order.  ***Regular School Year Experience***   … Continue reading

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