Math Class Drops the Mic

A blog about teaching, with an emphasis on math.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Leap Day Sale!

Visit the blog post at Scaffolded Math And Science to get a list of links to great secondary math stores having a sale today!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

It's Your Boat

Captain, here’s what you need. You need a magic potion. Could be a little brandy to take the edge off, or coffee to put the edge back on, but you need to walk into your classroom and grab the wheel and right the ship. Or maybe the ship is maddeningly on course, like some robot ship from the future. Or there’s no ship, everybody’s in a life preserver, including you, smiling weakly because hey you’re still floating. Or everything’s going swimmingly, which makes you feel like the water’s probably a bit sharky. Maybe you’re the captain and first mate and crew and wondering if anyone else is going to do any work around here. You think you should just go back to farming. You really need a magic potion.