Reforming Math Education in the United States: A Case for Statistics

Math as a student If your education was anything like my own standard public schooling, the sequence of math education went something like this: 8th-grade was Algebra 1 then you moved through a sequence of Algebra 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, and finishing with Calculus during your senior year of high school (note, if you were not … More Reforming Math Education in the United States: A Case for Statistics

Cook Something!

In his younger days, my dad attended a folk music circle. There are stories about all kinds of characters, but there was one guy who always gave this advice to newcomers: Learn three songs (well) on an instrument, and everybody will think you area a master. The first song you play will have people encouraging … More Cook Something!

Re-connect with Math

As I went through middle and high school, if you had asked me what my favorite subject in school, that was no-brainer: English. Least favorite subject? Just as easy: Math. I didn’t like the rigidity I felt in math class, and I didn’t like formulaic way in which many teachers would show you a single … More Re-connect with Math