Category Archives: Research

Yo, @LouisCK : We Need To Have A Dad-to-Dad Talk About Math, Homework & the CCSS

Dear Louis CK: Okay, I’m a fan and I love your work. End of fawning admiration. I want to talk to you dad-to-dad about your daughter’s homework, the Common Core, and the fate of the world. Seriously, I do. I’m … Continue reading

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Moron VAMs & Non-Cognitive Ability

In a recent post, I summarized and explicated on research conducted by C. Kirabo Jackson, a professor at Northwestern University, who published a paper that examined the use of test scores to measure the effectiveness of a teacher using the … Continue reading

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An Old Dog Learns a New Trick…

As followers of my blog know, I’ve been working on better ways to teach math for almost 30 years, and just when I think I’ve seen everything, someone has to come along and show me a different approach. It’s rather … Continue reading

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Cheap Ways To Improve Girls’ Achievement in Mathematics

New readers will see that out of my first 3 posts, 2 of them have been harrangues about the current state of mathematics education, where people will flail around for anything ANYTHING to improve their child’s improvement. I’m a research … Continue reading

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