In N Out

Today, Dana from one of my middle schools let me take over her first period and tackled Robert Kaplinsky’s In-N-Out burger task (with some modifications). Together, she and I re-created the Problem Solving Framework into a Google Doc. After some deliberation, we...

Back In The Classroom

One year, eight and a half months ago, I packed up my little hatchback with the last few boxes of classroom materials, hugged a few students, and left the classroom, not knowing when I’d return. There’s a chance — a slight chance — that I’ll be back...

Barbie Bungee 2015

Resources at the end. Twelve Days Out In early May, Claire and I were talking about non-traditional math lessons to make her department more interesting. She’s already using Visual Patterns with Algebra students and is pleased with the spike in their reasoning...

Minimum Wage and Immigrants

Both of those topics are uncomfortable to discuss with family or people from work. That’s exactly the reason why we should talk about it. Read all the way to the end. Karena Five  years ago, I taught math and was senior advisor to a group of 114 stinky teens...