This is a great article about how mathematics is taught, and worth the read. “Why Do Americans Stink At Math?“

## Posts in category Mathematics

# 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, […]

# I’m not a “math person...

A great article on the problems with a purely genetic view of intelligence and undervaluing of hard work here. When we see someone with chiseled abs, we do not just assume that they have good genetics, we recognize that they’ve put in a lot of hard work. Similarly, those who are successful at academics have put […]

# Problems with the Khan Academy Approa...

Great blog post here that I think hits home: {Rational Mathematics Education} The point that Michael is making comes back to the fact that math education in the K-12 environment is focused on all of the wrong things. Khan Academy does succeed in taking the same wrong-headed approach and make it asynchronous, which adds value. […]

# Thales of Miletus

# First Course Up!

We are happy to announce the first part of our first custom course at Education Reimagined. Classical Geometry – An Introduction to Mathematical Thinking

# Euclid Book 1, Proposition 3

As we continue on… Given two unequal straight lines, to cut off from the greater a straight line equal to the less. Let AB, C be the two given unequal straight lines, and let AB be the greater of them. Thus it is required to cut off from AB the greater a straight line equal […]

# Euclid Book 1, Proposition 2.

Proposition 2 gives us a technique for transposing a given line over to a given point. To place at a given point (as an extremity) a straight line equal to a given straight line. Let A be the given point, and BC the given straight line. Thus it is required to place at the point […]

# Euclid Book 1, Proposition 1

Euclid’s Elements have been studied for over two thousand years. The first proposition in book I gives us a technique for constructing equilateral triangles. This proposition will be heavily used later in book one as a general technique for finding a point equidistance from two other points. Euclid Book 1, Proposition 1: (Proposition written below video) On a given […]