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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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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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