2 + 2 = ???

Is this too broad? Or right on target? #math #teaching

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Joanne Jacobs

- Nov 15, 2017
- 1 min

2 + 2 = ???

Is this too broad? Or right on target? #math #teaching

Joanne Jacobs

- Oct 24, 2017
- 2 min

Prof: Math ‘operates as Whiteness’

A free online class on integrating social justice into high school math has been revised to focus on “social issues,” reports Toni...

Joanne Jacobs

- Oct 9, 2017
- 2 min

Teach art — not STEAM

Integrating art into science and math teaching — turning STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) into STEAM — is...

Joanne Jacobs

- Jul 29, 2017
- 1 min

Peer Tutoring

I’m not much of a fan of peer tutoring, so-called discovery learning, and the like. My belief has always been that my school district...

Joanne Jacobs

- Jul 28, 2017
- 1 min

Getting Rid of Algebra, Part 3–The Empire Strikes Back

Is algebra itself racist because American minorities struggle to learn it? Probably not, for a number of reasons: For many decades,...

Joanne Jacobs

- Jul 27, 2017
- 1 min

Getting Rid Of Algebra, Part 2

Yesterday I posted about a proposal to eliminate algebra in community colleges and universities, except for STEM majors. Here is an...

Joanne Jacobs

- Jul 26, 2017
- 3 min

Here We Go Again With Algebra

As a math teacher I’m often presented with what, if you think about it, is blatant rudeness: Other: What do you do? Me: I’m a math...

Joanne Jacobs

- Jun 23, 2017
- 2 min

Arithmetic to algebra in a semester

Remedial math is the Bermuda triangle of community colleges. Many enter. Few go on to pass a college-level math class. City University of...

Joanne Jacobs

- Jun 2, 2017
- 1 min

NC schools don’t push low-income achievers

North Carolina’s public schools are failing to place low-income achievers in challenging classes, reports the Charlotte Observer, which...

Joanne Jacobs

- May 23, 2017
- 2 min

Math is dehumanizing, says ‘justice’ course

Teaching Social Justice Through Secondary Mathematics, an EdX course designed by Teach for America, doesn’t just give middle-school...

Joanne Jacobs

- Mar 20, 2017
- 1 min

83% of science aces are immigrants’ kids

Indrani Das, 17, won the Regeneron Science Talent Search this year for her study of a possible approach to treating the death of neurons...

Joanne Jacobs

- Feb 7, 2017
- 1 min

More math, more money

“When states raise the number of math classes they require students to take in high school,” black students take more math and go on to...

Joanne Jacobs

- Jan 15, 2017
- 2 min

Will movie inspire more black math aces?

Hidden Figures, which is getting good reviews, tells the story of three “colored computers” who helped the U.S. win the space race. As...

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