View Post

Grassroots Workshops

Have you ever been a part of a process that just fascinated you? That’s the only way to describe my summer project. With this one project, I learned so much. I was approached by Robert Kaplinsky (who I’ve known for several years) to plan and produce a Grassroots mini-workshop on the use of Clothesline Math. Wow! This was going to …

View Post

How to Make a Conference Worth Your While

It’s conference season.  To date, I’ve been to 2 conferences (Northwest and CMC-South) and am packing up to head to CMC-North in Pacific Grove, CA.  It’ll be a 5 hour drive up north, but it’ll be worth it when I see the gorgeous ocean and the scenic views.  Oh…and all the learning that my brain can soak up.   For the first time in …

View Post

100s Task

Hello 2019-2020 school year.  And with a new year, come fresh faces in our classrooms, new beginnings, and a year to explore mathematics. Some teachers have their usual beginning of the school activities.  I usually like to look around and research fresh new ideas to try out especially for my math curriculum.  One activity that I tried out was the 100s task by …

View Post

Paul Lockhart’s Lament

During the first days of summer, I usually catch up with my guilty pleasure TV shows and get a few projects around the house completed.  However, I found myself jumping into my first book “A Mathematician’s Lament” by Paul Lockhart.  It is sold on Amazon, but I also found a PDF here. Someone on Twitter had posted a quote from …

View Post

NCTM 2019 San Diego

It’s Monday night and my head is still reeling from all that I learned, experienced, and witnessed at NCTM San Diego.  Whenever I go to such a big conference, I just act like a sponge and soak it all in.  NCTM is a place where we all learn from each other.  I haven’t been to the NCTM Annual conference since …