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Can you remember what made you first love math? My guess is it was not the quadratic formula. If you are anything like me it was patterns, puzzles, cool number tricks, and not math class that got you interested in mathematics. I saw a book titled “Math Recess” by...read more
Reaching for The Moon: The Autobiography of NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson is a book you should put in your reading queue....read more
When our understanding of the world is based solely on daily news, which is often focused on single events, we risk ignoring the long-lasting changes that impact and reshape our world. If you're like us, you're always looking for new ways to engage students and help...read more
For the past five months you’ve dealt with (fill in the blank with your stresses here). You deserve a vacation! If you’ve got a trip planned already or are thinking of getting away for the weekend, here are some tips on getting those travel discounts for teachers....read more
ALEKS Insights alerts you to students who are at risk of failure, helping them to intervene in a timely and effective manner. This latest tool uses artificial intelligence to analyze student performance data and “nudge” you with alerts that indicate which students are...read more
A recent article in Forbes magazine showcases a series of infographics that highlight high school students’ views of math. What stands out from the survey is the perpetuation of perhaps the three most common math myths: Math does not apply to the real world...read more
It’s the last day of class. What do you and your students have planned for the summer? More school? A part-time job or internship? How about a nice, long, quiet vacation or binge watching the latest hit show? These are common ways to keep your summer days full, but...read more
By: Kelly Jackson As you wrap up your spring term, you’re probably noticing many of your students have one foot out the door. But, there are still some ways you can hold their attention before they flee for summer break! A great wrap-up exercise is to have your...read more
In Weapons of Math Destruction O’Neil offers a look at how algorithms are being used to regulate people. For example, if an inmate is up for parole, a computer algorithm might be used to determine their fate. If you’ve ever wondered how Amazon tells you what “you...read more
You may have heard that McGraw-Hill’s ALEKS program won a 2019 Digital Edge 50 Award, but did you know why? Imagine if your adaptive learning platform automatically alerted you to risky student learning behavior… before it was too late! Available in mid-June, ALEKS...read more