Teaching Topics

Postings on this site that are likely to be of interest to teachers, organized in sequence by topic where possible:

Education in General

What A Parent Wants From A School

Unintended Consequences of a 0 – 100 Grading System

Short Assessment Grading: Add or Average?

Lecturing: There Are Better Ways ToTeach

ConcepTests and Peer Instruction

Peer Instruction Network

“Teacher” is an inaccurate title

Game-like Engagement

To Use A Textbook, Or Not?

Flipped Classroom: It’s About Timely Formative Feedback

Race To Nowhere: Conclusions

The Cost of Education

Cost effective adult education: might it influence secondary education?

Teaching Mathematics

Life Skills Learned In Math Class

Math: Pen vs Pencil

Uncover the Hidden Game

Integrating Mathematics With Other Subjects

Re-thinking Our High School Math Curriculum

Scheduling for Curricular Depth and Challenge

Standards Based Grading Trial

Procedural vs Intuitive Approaches

Notation & Concept

Eight Attributes of Effective Activities, Problems, or Projects

Projects vs Problems in Math Class

“Hidden” Learning Objectives for a Linear Equations Problem or Project

Linear Equation Activity Ideas

The Purpose of High School Mathematics

Grant Wiggins on Mathematics Education

Practice Problems

One Step Linear Equations

Two Step Linear Equations

Three Step Linear Equations

Ugly Linear Equations

Modeling Events Using Periodic Functions


Interactive Tools

GeoGebra is Great!

Interactive Graphs for Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

Interactive Graphs

Linear Functions

GeoGebraBook: Linear Functions, which contains:

Interactive Linear Function Graph: Slope-Intercept Form

Interactive Linear Function Graph: Point-Slope Form

Interactive Linear Function Graph: Standard Form

Quadratic Functions

GeoGebraBook: Quadratic Functions, which contains

Interactive Quadratic Function Graph: Factored Form

Interactive Quadratic Function Graph: Standard Form

Interactive Quadratic Function Graph: Standard Form – the effect of “b”

Interactive Quadratic Function Graph: Vertex Form

Exponential & Logarithmic Functions

GeoGebraBook: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions, which contains

Interactive Exponential Function Graph

Interactive Logarithmic Function Graph

Rational Functions

Interactive Rational Function Graph

Trigonometric Functions

GeoGebraBook: Unit Circle Symmetry

GeoGebraBook: Trig Functions, which contains

Interactive Unit Circle Graph

Interactive Sine Function Graph

Interactive Cosine Function Graph

 Being a Successful Student

11 Ways To Do Better in Math

Studying to Understand vs Studying to Memorize

Successfully Asking Questions In Class

Learn the Game of Learning

Ten Skills Every Student Should Learn

Problems fall into four categories

Improve Your Math Grade: Use Scrap Paper

Lost points on a problem? What to do…

Solving Math Problems At The Board

Advice from Steve Jobs

Getting the most out of SAT Practice Test books