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Baseball and Math

If you are a Bostonian by address, birth, or just a connection, you can’t help but be full of pride this morning for your baseball… Continue


The words curious and curiosity do not appear in the Mathematics Common Core Standards document, yet they are arguably the most important words in mathematics… Continue

Function Machines

I do not know who, when, or where this iconic mathematical representation was developed. It is, however, one of the most powerful and ubiquitous of… Continue

Getting Started

Our goal is to enable every student to use mathematics to become a better creative problem solver. In this digital age, awash in data and… Continue

Headmath vs. Handmath

There are really two kinds of mathematics we do every day. I like to call one headmath and the other handmath, one is the mental… Continue

Math as a Laboratory Science

Math is not only the last letter in STEM or STEAM, it is the only one that we do not picture as experimental. We don’t… Continue

Personalized Learning

These two words have caught the imagination of educators and parents. They were designed to be the frames for talking about the value of digital… Continue

Personalizing Learning

Envisioning technology that reinvents our schools not automates them should, I believe, be our goal and our dream for personalizing learning. Continue

Stand and Deliver

It was an appropriate title for the movie about Jaime Escalante and it is an appropriate title for the role that teachers continue to play.… Continue

The Problem with MOOCs

When MOOCs were the rage in higher education, I asked my friend David Kaiser, a physicist and professor of the history of science at MIT,… Continue

Welcome to What if Math

Three years ago I read a wonderful book by Keith Devlin called The Man of Numbers. It told the story of Leonardo of Pisa who was… Continue

What Algebra?

Each summer, as schools get ready for a new school year, the question returns, “Should we be teaching algebra to our children?” it seems to… Continue