Monthly Archives: May 2011

Top 5 Achievements of 2010-11 School Year

Disclaimer: Taking a post for reflection before finishing the book “The Numbers Behind NUMB3RS”. It’s May 31. I finished the school year with students last Tuesday. Summer starts! Yesterday was Memorial Day, which many refer to the weekend being the … Continue reading

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Mathematics Changes in the Courtroom

I am about halfway through “The Numbers Behind NUMB3RS“. I have always known to a certain extent that mathematics is used in solving crimes. However, it is no easy task. As I read this book, I can see how intense … Continue reading

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Dat A Mine Statistic Not Yours

In my last post I stated that I started reading “The Numbers Behind NUMB3RS“. I’ve continued reading through chapter three. There is so much information that I’ve learned. For instance, I know that there is a difference in how the … Continue reading

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The Beginning of Summer

Well, here it is. . . .summer. The moment all students and many teachers can’t wait for. However, this year is a little different for me. I had a great job this past year working at Turning Point Learning Center … Continue reading

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A Great Leader’s Last Day

Today is the last day of the school year. As I look back at my first year at Turning Point Learning Center, I think about all the changes in my life that have happened. I look at all the things that … Continue reading

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Quadrilateral Review

Last night was my final tutor session with my student. He was reviewing quadrilaterals for his final. They can be confusing for students when trying to remember all the rules and connections between them all. I have seen Venn Diagrams … Continue reading

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Making Math Tougher?

A state wide math final. . . .this bothers me. . . .it bothers me so much. I had to take a test to become a licensed teacher. I even had to take a test to be highly qualified to … Continue reading

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You Wear That To School?

Something that has often bothered me is the fact that teachers demand respect, but then dress “to be comfortable”. I have never agreed with this. Teachers are professional, so therefore should dress the part. You wouldn’t go to a doctor … Continue reading

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Random Math Fun Part Two

I figured out how to divide a triangle into 10 equal parts with them all being triangles.

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Some Random Math Fun

I recently read that someone needed to divide a triangle into 10 equal parts. So I did that myself. It took a little bit of work, but I finally did figure it out. In fact, you can see that I did … Continue reading

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