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Building Persistence

Building Persistence

One thing that separates a great student from an average student, that separates a student from a teacher, is persistence.

What do I mean by persistence? Well... what i mean is the ability and the desire to stay with a math problem until a correct solution is reached. I think that every student can learn how to do math, how to do algorithms and formulas, how to solve for x. However what makes a student truly proficient is not the ability to do these things but the ability to solve more complex problems. The real secret is to teach your students persistence. One thing that separates a great student from an average student, that separates a student from a teacher, is persistence. What do I mean by persistence? Well… what i mean is the ability and the desire to stay with a … read more

“The Story of 1″

“The Story of 1″

I just found this incredible video. I was searching through my Netflix account and there it was... The Story of 1. It is a ninety minute video that takes the viewer through the history of math in an extremely fun and engaging way. I just found this incredible video. I was searching through my Netflix account and there it was… The Story of 1. It is a ninety minute video that takes the viewer through the history of math in an extremely fun … read more
Using Let’s Practice Geometry Worksheets

Using Let’s Practice Geometry Worksheets

After Writing Let's Practice Geometry, I have since been using them in my own classroom, and have been getting feedback about how other teachers and parents have been using them to help their students. Here are few of the best Ideas. After Writing Let’s Practice Geometry, I have since been using them in my own classroom, and have been getting feedback about how other teachers and parents have been using them to help their students. Here are few of the best … read more