Tag Archives: Education in the Media

Teachers—Walk a Mile in their Classroom

I was lucky enough this past week to visit some classrooms and see teachers using Sketchpad in various ways. It’s been seven years since I was in the classroom myself, so for me it was like coming home. It brought … Continue reading

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Beat a Path to the Museum of Math


As a New Yorker, I have no lack of museums to suit my every viewing whim. Matisse? Just head to the Metropolitan. Edvard Munch? The Scream is at the Museum of Modern Art. But where should I go when I’m … Continue reading

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The Flipped Classroom

Today I get to introduce you to our next guest blogger, Andy Martinson, which seems appropriate given that we not only share the same initials, but significant chunks of both our first and last names! In any case, Andy is … Continue reading

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California Dreaming: Reflections on the ISTE Conference

If you’re the kind of teacher I was, you may never have heard of ISTE—the International Society for Technology in Education. I’d never heard of them either. Every year, ISTE puts on a very large, well-organized, and international gathering of … Continue reading

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Lessons from the News

There’s nothing like reading the local paper over breakfast to start your day off with a grimace. Take this headline from Wednesday’s San Francisco Chronicle: “State’s college tuition rising fastest in nation.” Just what California parents need, more stress! The … Continue reading

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A Bittersweet Milestone

I’m about to reach a milestone, and I have mixed feelings about it. I started teaching in 1994, and I taught for nine memorable years. In 2003, I realized that I need time away from the classroom, and I took … Continue reading

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The Big Bad Math

“What do you like about working here?” I asked during my interview to work at KCP Tech. I was rather struck by Vishakha’s response that she liked being able to help people learn math. She thought that it was completely … Continue reading

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Music and Math in the News

I have a memory from elementary school of a lesson on music and math that was taught by guest instructors. The instructors had us clap out poly-rhythms, with half the class clapping in two’s while the other half clapped in … Continue reading

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Lifelong Learning


A number of things I’ve come across lately have made me think that there may be a revolution afoot in adult pursuit of learning in this country—adults truly acting as lifelong learners. And the internet makes this possible in ways that … Continue reading

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“Data Games”—Getting the Math Right in Math Games

As a parent and math educator, I’m always on the lookout for high-quality, fun apps that help my sons and other young people develop their understanding of math. There are a large number of math games for mobile devices and … Continue reading

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