Heal Math Trauma This Very Year

Heal Math Trauma This Very Year

Heal Math Trauma This Very Year In my experience of this world, most people do not like math.  The general consensus among kids and adults is that they hate math and they can’t do it. I believe that this is learned.  Whether it’s an elementary teacher who hated math,...
No Homework

No Homework

No Homework Here’s my problem with homework: the students who most need to do it, don’t. It’s the students who already understand and have no need for extra practice that do it. Homework simply widens the gap.   Also, home is the worst place to practice – there...
Why I Love Standards-Based Grading

Why I Love Standards-Based Grading

Why I Love Standards-Based Grading There are many different ways to do standards-based grading (also known as proficiency-based grading), and this is the model I landed on: 4 (A) – Mastery  (can do & extend) 3 (B) – Proficient  (can do) 2 (C) –...
Homework Help

Homework Help

Homework Help Homework is a (regrettable) part of life. But math class is the ideal place to train our students for the inevitable frustration. It turns out, these are transferrable skills that they can use whenever they’re up against something tough on their own....
Success = Hope

Success = Hope

Success = Hope It is my experience that most people hate math class. But why?  One big reason is that math class is where you’re most likely to be called on and have the wrong answer.  Math class can feel humiliating and hopeless! One antidote is not complicated at...