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The Beauty of Guessing

I’ve been away from the blog a bit because we’re finishing articles for our Premium magazine this month and I’ve been buried in articles about visual spatial learning and preferred learning strategies of boys.

Now I know that it’s pretty common for the practice of ‘guessing’ to get a pretty bad rap in the context […]

Teaching Math – No Need for Speed

Math Teaching: What do teachers need to know about teaching math? Strategy over speed, and math thinking over rote memorization. Check out Stanford professor Dr Jo Boaler tips from her new article, Speed and Time Pressure Block Working Memory.

“I was always deeply uncertain about my own intellectual capacity; I thought I was unintelligent. And it […]

The Problem with Common Core Math and Dyslexia – Showing Work [Premium]

There are a lot of problems with Common Core Math and Dyslexia, but here’s one (and it’s a big one to talk about – the requirement to show work as part of math problem solving. From Education News: “…the amount of work required for explanation turns a straightforward problem into a long managerial task that is […]
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