Moving From Curriculum to Enrichment in the Math Classroom

Where and why exactly are we failing in math education these days? Why has the USA been failing in the world math competitions for so many years?  What’s really go on that is wrong? Refreshingly, we have answers to those questions above—and a correction, I might add, to the perception that the USA continues to… Continue reading Moving From Curriculum to Enrichment in the Math Classroom

Faster or Deeper? Right-Sizing Challenge in the Math Classroom + 10 Great Math Sites

I often encounter this teacher’s dilemma when it comes to their highly capable math students. It doesn’t matter if the classes are “levelled” or if the curriculum includes “honors” and “regular” sections of math; this is the core tension that will emerge regardless of the school’s classroom structure: Should we give our (truly) highly capable… Continue reading Faster or Deeper? Right-Sizing Challenge in the Math Classroom + 10 Great Math Sites

Best Math Classroom Possible: Top Ten Ways to Get There

Looking for the best elementary school math curriculum out there? Wondering whether Singapore Math is better than Everyday Math? How about Saxon versus Making Math Meaningful? You can survey teachers and families and students all you want, but you’ll never get anywhere asking this kind of question. That’s because the best math program is not… Continue reading Best Math Classroom Possible: Top Ten Ways to Get There