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Parent Who Criticized His Son’s Math Program Is Sued By Curriculum Company

“A group of families in Wake County, N.C., have pushed for months to get the district to stop using a controversial new curriculum. Now the company behind the curriculum is suing one of the most vocal parents for defamation.” I’m not really surprised by this confrontation. The math wars have faded from the news in …

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Wanna do* Adventures

In our investigations of children’s understanding of the mathematics of data, we identified ideas that were particularly interesting or empowering to children, and watched where they spontaneously made mathematical games and challenges for themselves. Interwoven with this process was our own deepening understanding and enjoyment of this branch of mathematics. Taking cues from children’s aesthetics …

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Doing Dynamic Math & Tech Adventures

Helping students to improve their problem solving ability is one of the major goals of mathematics education. The dynamic math approach is intended to help facilitate that ability. Preliminaries Students should be organized for small groups activity. Each group chooses a “captain” who will be responsible for sharing his groups decisions. Room arranged appropriately for …

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Welcome to Episode One – The Road Sign Problem – Introduction

Welcome to a new approach towards teaching and learning math with technology. I could call this approach lessons or activities but I prefer to call them adventures because I hope that each adventure will bring a new perspective on learning math with technology. This idea has been on my back burner for a long time …

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