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Good news on the math front in Nova Scotia

At least I think it’s good news…from today’s Herald: Math classes to get overhaul in bid to improve grades A curriculum announcement by the Education Department Tuesday will add up to big changes in how math is taught in this … Continue reading

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Khan Academy: The hype and the reality

Here’s a good Washington Post article about Khan Academy that I’ve come across: (Hat Tip: dangerously ! irrelevant ) Some quotes from the article worth sharing: …effective teaching is incredibly complex. It requires planning. It requires reflection… …the truth is … Continue reading

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I’m still here

Well, I’ve been really slack updating this blog lately. I’ve been bogged down with work and school, so I’m just writing a quick note right now to say I’m still alive here in the blogosphere and I plan on getting … Continue reading

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Practicum Week 14 & 15 (Final)

My practicum is now all over but the crying. Now it’s time for the hardest part, getting a job. My last two weeks went by very smoothly. So smoothly, that I left with heavy nostalgia on Friday. I love teaching. … Continue reading

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Math Education CBC Cross-Country Checkup (Follow-up)

This is a follow-up to this post.  The full two-hour radio episode  can be downloaded here. First off, a bit of a funny story. The high school math teacher interviewed by Rex in the podcast happens to be my cooperating … Continue reading

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Math Education to be Featured on CBC Cross Country Checkup

Rex Murphy is going to take a crack at math education in Canada this Sunday on  CBC Cross Country Check-up .  (Hat tip: WISE math). I’m always interested in what Rex has to say, because of his flair, if nothing … Continue reading

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Practicum Week 12 & 13

Yikes! The last two weeks flew by. I know that I say that every time I write a post, but I’m amazed every time and find it a little scary. I’m also so busy, I wish I had more time … Continue reading

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Weird Days

There are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns – there … Continue reading

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MacLean’s – Why is it your job to teach your children math?

A recent article in MacLean’s Magazine (the Canuck equivalent of Time or The Economist) questions math curriculum reform. The gist of the article is that the math curriculum reform has created a confusing and over-complicated curriculum where neither teachers nor … Continue reading

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Practicum Week 10 & 11

Well, blogging is kind of like going to the gym. It’s hard to get back into it once you take a break.  I don’t have much to say in this post so consider it equivalent to a light workout, just … Continue reading

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