Monthly Archives: August 2014

Formative Assessment Responses

Formative assessment means more than just giving a quiz or an exit ticket. An assessment is only formative if the teacher (or her students) respond to the information gathered. However coming up with an appropriate response is typically hard to do. After all, the most common finding in formative assessment is that a significant, but perhaps […]

Two different approaches to teaching

Here’s an approach to teaching about the relationships between the different forms of the equation of a line that is based on constructivism. Be clear with students what the objective for the lesson is today. Give students a tool for looking at the relationships between the different forms of the equation of a line. Ask them […]

Magdalene Lampert on Ambitious Math Teaching

This is a video of Magdalene Lampert taking about Ambitious Math Teaching. I’m sharing it mostly so I don’t forget where it is.

This Kind of Teaching

I read an important passage in Elizabeth Green’s book “How to Build a Better Teacher” and decided that I had missed something important when reading about Magdalene Lampert’s teaching. Below is a summary of some of the important features of her teaching as I see them. The first tweet is the thing that I had […]

A catalog of mathematics education resources

I’m tired of having to search all over the place to find the-link-to-that-mathematics-resource-I-really-want-now-and-bookmarked-a-year-ago and so I created a spreadsheet to keep track of the various mathematics resources as I learn about them. Yes, I know I could have done this with Diigo or Delicious, but I prefer the portability and simplicity of a spreadsheet. I’ve […]