Math for Parents September 16, 2013 For the Love of Math Last Friday, my family adopted a sweet, little poodle puppy, named Zipper. The foster mother, Sally, had brought him…

Math for Parents October 26, 2012 Saving Face: Avoiding performance math If there’s one thing most folks assume about me, it’s this: That I am some sort of mathmagician, able to…

Math Education September 19, 2012 The Problems with PEMDAS (and a solution) If you’re on Facebook, you’ve probably seen one of a variety of graphics like the one below: The idea is…

Math Education April 9, 2012 Parlez-Vous Mathematics? Math as a foreign language In redesigning my blog, I’ve read a lot of the posts I’ve written over the last year. In fact,…

Basic Math Review September 22, 2011 Homework Help: 4 middle school math facts you probably forgot Photo courtesy of .raindrops. Every so often, at around 7:00 p.m., I’ll get a call from someone I know.…

Math for Parents September 15, 2011 Math Secret #4: You do use algebra Photo courtesy of .raindrops It’s the No. 1 question asked of math teachers: “When will I ever use this…

Math for Parents August 12, 2011 Math Secret #2: You Were Born This Way (take 2) Photo courtesy of woodleywonderworks. All summer long, we’ve seen some pretty amazing research on math ability and education. We’ve…

Math for Parents July 28, 2011 Guest Post: Grownups can learn new tricks! Bon Crowder, another math evangelist Bon Crowder, another math evangelist couple of weeks ago, a fellow freelance writer wrote…

Math for Parents July 21, 2011 Math Secrets: A round up Photo courtesy of jez.atkinson I’m on vacation this week, so I thought I’d do a quick round up of…

Math for Parents July 7, 2011 Math Secret #3: You can skip the love When I was a camp counselor after my sophomore year of college, I had a standard response to kids…

Math for Parents June 9, 2011 Math Secret #2: You Were Born This Way I’m on the right track, babyI was born this way–Lady Gaga It was day two of my second year…