## Signed Numbers: Colored Counters in a “Sea of Zeros”

The “colored counter” method is an old tried-and-true method for teaching the concept...

Read Moreby busynessgirl | Nov 10, 2011 | Algebra, Math Ed Research, Math for Elem Teachers, Teaching Math | 0 |

The “colored counter” method is an old tried-and-true method for teaching the concept...

Read Moreby busynessgirl | Apr 13, 2010 | Algebra, Calculus (SV), CAS, College Algebra, Find and Use Data, Math Ed Research, Teaching Math | 0 |

For a few months now, the NYT Opinionator Blog has been hosting a series of pieces that do a phenomenally good job of explaining mathematics in layman’s terms. The latest article is about Calculus (with a promise of more...

Read Moreby busynessgirl | Mar 29, 2010 | Algebra, Challenge, Math Ed Research, Schema Formation, Teaching Math, Varied Practice | 0 |

This was my presentation on Friday in Austin, Texas at the Developmental Education TeamUp Conference. The process of learning algebra should ideally teach students good logic skills, the ability to compare and contrast...

Read Moreby busynessgirl | Feb 19, 2010 | Algebra, Math Ed Research, Math for Elem Teachers, Prealgebra, Teaching Math | 0 |

For those of you who are curious what we were actually doing in class in yesterday’s post...

Read Moreby busynessgirl | Jan 22, 2010 | Calculus (SV), CAS, Future of Math, Math Ed Research, Teaching Math | 0 |

Now that all my Calculus II students know about Wolfram Alpha (I showed them), I have to make sure...

Read Moreby busynessgirl | Dec 3, 2009 | CAS, Digital Graphs and Diagrams, Find and Use Data, Interactive Math Online, Math Ed Research, Online Homework, Teaching Math, Teaching Math Online | 0 |

While I was at Wolfram Alpha Homework Day, I participated in a Panel Discussion about the Myths about Teaching with Technology. The panel ran 30 minutes and was mediated by Elizabeth Corcoran. There were three of us (all women,...

Read Moreby busynessgirl | Oct 12, 2009 | Assessment, Math Ed Research, Measuring Learning, Measuring Teaching, Teaching Math | 0 |

Last week I prepared a new presentation for the MichMATYC conference based partially on the literature review for my dissertation. In my dissertation I am studying instructors, but in this talk I addressed both the instructor...

Read Moreby busynessgirl | Apr 30, 2009 | Math Ed Research, Measuring Teaching, Teaching Math | 0 |

What follows are ten mathematics instructional practices (MIPs) are meant to capture the nuances of the majority of mathematics instruction for the first two years of college mathematics. Lecture Collaborative Lecture...

Read Moreby busynessgirl | Apr 9, 2009 | Calculators, CAS, Math Ed Research, Teaching Math | 0 |

I spent most of the day yesterday compiling data from the last four CBMS reports to get a sense of how widely adopted reform instructional practices are being used in mathematics. The graphs are interesting. You will probably...

Read Moreby busynessgirl | Apr 7, 2009 | Active Learning in Math, Math Ed Research, Teaching Math | 0 |

In the last three weeks I’ve read or skimmed about 2,000 pages of scholarly articles about math reform efforts, technology for teaching, innovations, change movements, faculty development, community college statistics,...

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