Math Class Drops the Mic

A blog about teaching, with an emphasis on math.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Beating the Math Game: Helping Students Embrace the Struggle

Doc Running at Everything Ed has organized another great blog hop, this time on strategies to help students who struggle in math:

Gaming is such an integral part of today’s culture that it can be hard to remember that in the early 80’s, video games were still a novelty one step away from pinball machines. Today, the graphics and audio as well as the complexity of the narrative have advanced to cinematic proportions, and today’s online multi-player games allow extensive social interaction and coordination. But my 20th century adventures with the pixelated worlds of Atari and Nintendo 64 were nearly as compelling. How is that possible?

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Small Group Math Facebook group!

Calling all middle and high school math teachers! As you know, I am a big exponent of small group work. Maybe you are equally animated by seeing kids collaborate, or you are intrigued but cautious, wondering how to make it work. Either way, you'd love to join a group where you can share ideas, ask questions, and find a resources from a variety of sources that makes it easier for you to weave small group work into the classroom environment. Lucky for all of us, such a group exists! It's obviously called Small Group Math. Go join it at the link below, and invite your fellow math teachers to do the same!