Archive: October 26, 2008 - November 1, 2008

I Have a Tutor!

Her name is Lauren Sittler. She's a senior, and she's very good at math. Her first love is probably horses -- she has a pony named Munchkin -- but her second love could be math. "I just like that it’s...

By Michael Alison Chandler | October 31, 2008; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (3)

How Quickly Do We Forget?

I visited an Algebra II class at Northern Virginia Community College last night. On the third floor of a Reston office building, beneath fluorescent lights, more than two dozen students toiled away on radical expressions they have seen once before....

By Michael Alison Chandler | October 30, 2008; 9:37 AM ET | Comments (11)

Algebra in the News

Algebra made news on both coasts this week. Check out education writer Nelson Hernandez's story today on the front page of the Washington Post, showing that 1 out of 6 high school seniors in Marlyand have not yet reached minimum...

By Michael Alison Chandler | October 29, 2008; 11:16 AM ET | Comments (1)

Marathon Math...Word problem

Over the weekend I ran the Marine Corps Marathon -- 26.2 miles through Arlington, Georgetown, Haynes Point, the National Mall, the 14th Street Bridge, Crystal City, and finally the Iwo Jima Memorial. It was a gorgeous day to spend clogging...

By Michael Alison Chandler | October 28, 2008; 11:00 AM ET | Comments (20)

Math Blogging from Japan

I wish I could say I was the one blogging about math from Japan. But, alas, as I sit in my cubicle in Fairfax, Va., there's an American teacher visiting Japanese math classrooms through a Fulbright fellowship and blogging about...

By Michael Alison Chandler | October 27, 2008; 3:28 PM ET | Comments (0)

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