Retirement Opens a Window…

Retirement is an opportunity, a new beginning, fresh possibilities … or so they say.

But what if you retired in 2007? Isn’t it almost time to wrap it up? Well, the answer is no, because I haven’t crossed off everything on my bucket list. So maybe a bucket list is not a good metaphor for the rest of my life because I’m not ready to “kick the bucket.” So instead I look at that list as a never ending process like trying to find the last digit of π. 

Back in 2015 I wrote a book that chronicled my professional life up to that point. It is called The Wannado Curriculum: My Journey to the Dynamic Math 2.0 Classroom. (Link to Amazon.)

My publisher kept insisting that it needed to be a cook book for how to create such a curriculum. I declined because I wanted it to be a story rather than just another “7 Principles of a Dynamic Classroom” tome which is is so popular these days. I got my way and the book was published without much fanfare and thus got buried in Amazon’s 33 million book collection.

My next effort was “Adventures in Numbertown” which I wrote during the dark days of the pandemic. It was a “book” intended for most students in grades 4-8 who were “taught” fractions but didn’t really get it. It’s freely available on-line at this link.

Also I’ve been working (on and off) on my dozen or so favorite Math 2.0* activities that are part of a larger and growing collection.

*What makes them math 2.0 rather than 1.0? See chapter 10 “In Search of Math 2.0” in my Wannado Curriculum book.

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