Most kids spend the majority of their lives in school. If I had children, I would want them to get the most out of the unique opportunities that school provides. These do not include reading, writing, worksheets, or textbooks. In short, these opportunities do not include anything that students can do at home by themselves. … Continue reading What would I want my kids to do in school?
Ideal Math Education Technology in the Digital Age
We have entered an era in which the use of technology in math education is increasing exponentially. However, only a fraction of these new developments are beneficial. For example, I’ve seen apps that simplify fractions, solve equations, and graph functions. These apps do the math instead of teach how. I consider these to not only … Continue reading Ideal Math Education Technology in the Digital Age
Finland, the Quadratic Formula, and Thinking Outside the Box
May 28, 2012 Not many people know that the telecommunications giant Nokia Corporation originated in the small town of Nokia, Finland. Another noteworthy datum about Finland is that Finland scored significantly above the OECD average on the PISA test in all subjects -- reading, mathematics, and science. How did Finland’s students score so well? The Finnish … Continue reading Finland, the Quadratic Formula, and Thinking Outside the Box