Tag Archives: Mathematical Proficiency

What is Mathematics? The Most Misunderstood Subject

The essay, “What is Mathematics? The Most Misunderstood Subject” by Dr. Robert H. Lewis, Professor of Mathematics, Fordham University, resonates strongly with me and underscores the challenges I faced teaching mathematics in public, and private, high schools. Here are two … Continue reading

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Bold, New Higher Education Agenda

Much of what I read in various popular, or special interest, education-centric publications, whether research-based or not, appears to offer palliative measures at best, frequently approaches pablum, often is misinterpreted or misapplied, and at worst is harmful in one manner … Continue reading

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Law of Cosines: An Honors Precalculus Assessment Question

Background Last semester, I formally assessed my honors precalculus students via summative assessments fourteen times: ten quizzes, three tests, and one final exam.  Informal formative assessments occurred frequently and varied over time.  Formal formative assessments occurred once to twice weekly … Continue reading

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