Category Archives: Understanding

What? You Didn’t Know That?!?!?

This morning I was catching up on my Google Reader when I read a post by Pat Hensley. She’s been on a cross country trip and sharing her story along the way. First I read a post of when she … Continue reading

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Math Common Core Standards

I went to a math conference today where they talked about the Common Core Standards that are being implemented across the United States. There are many thoughts on this. I thing some great things will be coming with the Math … Continue reading

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A Catch All on a Sunday

Well, on Friday I did my first single presentation. It was a great experience. I shared several different math websites to help with learning. Since then I found a few stories about math and how it is taught in today’s … Continue reading

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Adding Conference Presenter to the Resume

Well, after today, I can now add that I have given a presentation at the Mid-America Association for Computers in Education (MACE) conference in Manhattan, KS. The title of my presentation was “Reaching Every Student in Math“. Here is my … Continue reading

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Procrastination

Alright, so next week is the end of the third nine weeks of the school year. First, where did the school year go. We really only have 9 weeks left? Second, all work for students this quarter is due on … Continue reading

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Elementary Math Affects More Than One Would Think

I am continuing to look at the results from the survey that I did and I’m seeing some trends the more I look. Now I know that this is not the most scientific survey, but it does show some good … Continue reading

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Shocking Tales in Education

Those of you that have been following my blog, you know that I recently came across a blog post and article about elementary teachers and mathematics. Teaching and learning math is not easy and in fact scares many. Well, I … Continue reading

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People and MATHEMATICS – – – – A love or hate relationship

Is there middle ground? Look at the person next to you and ask them what they think of math. Is it love or hate? Hate is such a harsh word, but I hear it all the time when it comes … Continue reading

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Math in our Elementary Schools

I read Sharing a Love of Teaching today by Michael G. It made me step back and think about math education in the elementary classroom. I am gathering information for a blog post later this week. Please take 5 minutes and … Continue reading

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A Good Thought

Yesterday was a great day! I had a student sitting next to me working (it is mandatory he sits next to me). He does not stay on task very well and does not want to write the math problems down. … Continue reading

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