Niki Hayes shares “Saxonisms” that illustrate the wit and wisdom of John Saxon, a well known math teacher and math textbook publisher.
A problem for students today is they’re not learning multiplication skills, which impacts learning division skills and that impacts work with fractions.
There’s an interesting new concern being voiced by Common Core leaders: “What does a quality textbook look like?” Here’s a non-nuanced, concrete answer, especially for mathematics textbooks: “It gets results and doesn’t chase kids out of math.” And, yes, such textbooks do exist. It’s not surprising that the issue of quality textbooks has come up […]
Seeking recognition for a hero in mathematics education may be a waste of time since so many Americans’ eyes glaze over at the mere mention of the word “math.” Too many claim they don’t like math, can’t do math, or don’t want even to think about math. (This phenomenon is found only in America. Interestingly, […]