Category Archives: mathematics

On my journey and the mathematicians beyond white dudes initiative

At the end of last school year, I did a lot of soul-searching. In the midst of finalizing where I was going to teach beginning this year, I found myself reevaluating many of the core values that I hold as a teacher. … Continue reading

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The need for estimation and the estimation wall

For the last few months, I’ve really been buying into the power of estimation. It has changed how I teach in a dramatic way. Let me set the stage. In December, I gave my students this problem on a checkpoint: … Continue reading

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Developing rational exponents through geometric sequences

Soon I’ll be teaching rational exponents in algebra 2. I’ve never found an intuitive way of teaching it…until now. Thanks Bowen. The approach leverages geometric sequences. I’d love to regurgitate it, but this tweet from Bowen is my source and sums it up: .@mpershan … Continue reading

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