Monthly Archives: September 2015

16 Misconceptions

I wrote these 16 images of common misconceptions before the September 17, 2015 #elemmathchat about “Mathematical Misconceptions.”  If you would like to use them in class, either play the silent video below and pause at key moments, or download the PowerPoint file here.     Feel free to leave comments, subscribe, or simply explore the rest of the blog by clicking here.      

NYABS Part 3: Number Trading

It’s possible you’ll feel that Number Trading is more like Leveling Off or that it is more like Passing Out.  Take a look at the Number Trading strategy.  You’ll understand a new way to find the mean, and then you’ll begin to wonder how these strategies are (and are not) related to one another. This is Not Your Average Blog Series (NYABS).     Not Your Average Blog Post Series… Read Article →

NYABS Part 2: Passing Out

While you’ll initially see the Passing Out strategy, ultimately you will find yourself looking at two strategy icons which will help you to compare and contrast two strategies that are very similar.  Or are they very different?   Not Your Average Blog Post Series NYABS Part 1:  Leveling Off NYABS Part 2:  Passing Out NYABS Part 3:  Number Trading NYABS Part 4:  Something Familiar NYABS Part 5:  Building the Icon… Read Article →

NYABS Part 1: Leveling Off

When you begin watching the video you may agree that this is not your average blog series.  Or maybe, it is.  In this clip, pay particular attention to the challenge.  Find out if you are able to nearly instantly level off. NYABS Part 1:  Leveling Off NYABS Part 2:  Passing Out NYABS Part 3:  Number Trading NYABS Part 4:  Something Familiar NYABS Part 5:  Building the Icon Map NYABS Part… Read Article →