This is a great article about how mathematics is taught, and worth the read.
- A Personal Story — My two sisters and I were home schooled. When I was three we moved to northwest Montana. That year included 6 months of living in the woods where my father was able to find work, first in a tent and then in a teepee, and during one of the coldest winters of Montana history. My [...]
- Great Teaching — I think this Thomas Jefferson Education web article summarizes the good educator pretty well: The Seven Keys To Great [...]
- Problems with Gamification — Research going back to the ’70s shows that children are able to perform well on tests without really understanding material. I found this article to be a good overview of the problem. Raymond provides a nice overview of the research and how it relates to the Khan Academy approach of gamification and low resolution metrics [...]
- Mathematical Structure — I’ve been working on ways to visualize the structure of the sequence of propositions in Euclid’s Elements. This is my latest effort. I find that it helps as you work through the propositions to see how they fit into the big picture. The shaded propositions are those that are terminal in this book, that is, [...]
- Thinking the Unthinkable — Brett Victor is one of those guys who is always leading the edge of design, and is almost always worth listening to if you get a chance. His recent talk at the MIT Media Lab really resonated with me. On the surface, his work is not directly related to education, because he is focused on [...]