Tag Archives: Teacher effectiveness

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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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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