Monthly Archives: April 2016

Our Students, Their Phones

– Melissa K. Downes and Jeanne M. Slattery We’re at that point of the term where we’re just trying to get successfully to the finish line: happy to see some of our students finishing strong, worried about others who have … Continue reading

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Show Me the Numbers: Grades and Study Time

– Melissa K. Downes and Jeanne M. Slattery What are we thinking about this week? We leave you with two figures summarizing national data that, frankly, appall us. The next time that someone says to us that we are making … Continue reading

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Using Technology to Develop Mathematical Thinkers

— Marcella McConnell Below I outline ways that teachers of mathematics (and those who teach the teachers, like me) should approach the uses of technology in the mathematics classroom, with a special emphasis on how technology can enhance mathematical thinking and … Continue reading

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Dear Feeling Frightened

Dear Ms. Scholar, I’ve been feeling intimidated by a student in my class. This student hasn’t physically attacked me (yet), but I’m feeling frightened and don’t know what to do. Help! Dear Feeling Frightened, It doesn’t really matter whether you’ve … Continue reading

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