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 Grownups July 15, 2011 Film Friday: Tom Lehrer’s New Math Today’s Film Friday is brought to you by one of my favorite teenagers in the world, Simon, who introduced…

Math Education July 14, 2011 Summer Session: What your rising first grader should know Math for Grownups blog readers tend to fall into two camps: grownups who are not parents and really hate…

Math for Grownups July 8, 2011 Film Friday: Vi Hart, Doodling in Math Class, Binary Trees You really don’t have to know or care what “binary trees” are to appreciate Vi Hart’s genius. And I’m…

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 Grownups July 1, 2011 Film Fridays: As the pendulum swings Over the last year, I’ve come across lots of great math-related videos, and now that my blog is up…

Math Education June 23, 2011 Is Math a Foreign Language? When I was in college, majoring in math education, I learned that math is the language of science. In…

Math Education June 15, 2011 Math for first graders Want to know what really burns me up? Telling a kid he’s not good at math. Know what’s just…

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…

Math Education May 25, 2011 Mixing in Math: Teacher Cooks Up Lesson in the Kitchen So this apparently is big news in Myrtle Beach. A middle school math teacher actually took her kids out…

Math for Grownups May 12, 2011 Math Secret #1: There’s More than One Way to Skin a Math Problem The more I talk to people about math, the more I hear this refrain: “I don’t like math, because…

Math for Grownups May 10, 2011 My Math Story The biggest fights my father and I had were about math. I kid you not. The year was 1984.…