Tag Archives: Teacher Collaboration

Collaborating on an Extension to a Little-Known Theorem

[Today's post is from Steven Fuchs, with whom I recently corresponded and whose enthusiasm was sufficiently infectious that I pressed him to share it here. --Scott] One day late last spring, while teaching at St. Thomas High School in Houston, … Continue reading

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Exponential Harmony with Sketchpad

Last week was the fourth session of my spring Advanced Secondary Math Methods class at the University of Pennsylvania. Each year I assign a semester project in which groups of three students use lesson-study techniques—on a small scale—to create, test, … Continue reading

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Using Technology Training to Explore Meaningful Mathematics

Today is the first day of the pilot of our newest online course, “Teaching Advanced High School Math with Sketchpad.” This is the eighth online course we’ve developed at Key Curriculum, and like all of our courses, the primary focus … Continue reading

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Differentiating with Dynamic Mathematics Software

I was at the Conference for Advancing Mathematics Teaching (CAMT) in Houston, TX last week. I was there to present on Friday, but also there to attend some sessions, go to the exhibits, and see my friend Lisa Hall who … Continue reading

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The Standards Are Not The Curriculum

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We were so impressed by Jamila Riser’s talk at NCSM a couple of years ago that we asked her to present an Ignite! for us this year. Now, we’ve asked her to guest blog so we can share even more … 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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Standards for (Mathematical) Practice

Today I present Dr. Donna S. Leak, Superintendent of Rich Township High School District in Illinois, and her talk at the Key Ignite event during NCSM in April. In her presentation, “The Will to Transform—The Action to Succeed,” Donna describes … Continue reading

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Turning Problems into Professional Development

I had the pleasure of meeting Jamila Riser a few years ago at NCSM and seeing her presentation about P-Cubed: Powerful Pedagogical Practices. P-Cubed was a program implemented jointly by the Delaware Mathematics Coalition and the University of Delaware (and … Continue reading

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Some Suggestions for Math Technology Professional Development

I have been really focused on math technology professional development lately, which makes sense of course, since that’s what I do for a living. But after last week’s NCSM and NCTM conferences (see Karen Coe’s recent post), where professional development … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Freedom

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If you’re around my age, you clearly remember the famous Elton John song. I can’t help but think of “Philadelphia Freedom” whenever someone mentions Philadelphia. It’s an involuntary response that shoots straight out of my unconscious. And since today is … Continue reading

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