Conic, Parametric and Polar Equations. Oh, my!

At ISB, we let students skip ahead in math courses, trying to meet ability rather than age.  However, we want them to be with their peers in the last two years of high school.  In part because the IB is changing their mathematics courses for the DP (grade 11/12 courses) so we did not want themContinue reading “Conic, Parametric and Polar Equations. Oh, my!”

#TMC17 #MTBoS – What’s in a name?

I attended my first TMC – Twitter Math Camp, this year.  And I learned so, so much.  I loved every presentation I went to, every lunch I had with local teachers and being surrounded by mostly high school math teachers (which rarely happens for me at conferences!)  But the thing I keep reflecting on withContinue reading “#TMC17 #MTBoS – What’s in a name?”

First Day of School

It’s no secret that my teaching has been heavily influenced by what I’ve learned through Harvard’s Project Zero and a lot of the thinking I’ve done about how students think and learn.  More and more I’ve come to regard the first day of class as setting the tone.  The first day is an indicator ofContinue reading “First Day of School”