Cheating on Math – Get Your Math Back CHALLENGE

Cheating on Math? That’s not my child, right? Um…well. Go ahead. Lean in.  You’re going to want to hear this.  What are all the math teachers whispering? “The Covid grades don’t reflect math knowledge.  At all.” One educator wrote to his...

Calculators in Math Class? Win or Loss?

Should kids use calculators in math? That very issue was posed on my current Netflix binge, Heartland.  Georgie is probably fifteen years old and taking algebra, but she is failing because she doesn’t know her multiplication tables.  Mom wants to help, but...

Struggling Math Students Changed My Life

Struggling math students get the shaft. Happens all the time. After months of daily math teeth-pulling (all chronicled in my prior blogpost The Math Teacher Miracle that Changed My Life), my math-hating, class-skipping, homework-allergic, test-phobic, struggling math...

The Math Teacher Miracle that Changed My Life

Miracles really can happen for a math teacher. The roster: 25 students who had previously failed the first half of Geometry, had lousy attendance, thought they didn’t “need” Geometry, still didn’t grasp basic algebra or even foundational arithmetic skills, hadn’t...