Archive: November 2, 2008 - November 8, 2008

Test Today, Plus Interim Grades

Test was on absolute value functions (equations, inequalities, graphs, piecewise functions, and step functions). I didn't think it was very tough, but I should not jinx myself. For those of you who want to flex your algebra muscles again, here...

By Michael Alison Chandler | November 7, 2008; 11:16 AM ET | Comments (6)

Teaching Elementary Math

Recruiting math professionals into teaching at all levels is a big challenge. But few people realize the kind of math smarts you need to get elementary students grounded in basic skills. It turns out a lot of elementary teachers...

By Michael Alison Chandler | November 6, 2008; 10:25 AM ET | Comments (13)

Post-Election Truancy

Ack. I played hookie today from algebra...after a late night of watching election returns and soaking in the seismic shift this election represents. My late night turned into a late morning, and I missed a review. Alas, my delinquency has...

By Michael Alison Chandler | November 5, 2008; 1:53 PM ET | Comments (0)

When One Vote Counts

It took me two hours to get through the line at my polling place this morning, and I got there after the morning rush. Pundits are predicting a huge turnout today for the presidential election -- far surpassing the 122.3...

By Michael Alison Chandler | November 3, 2008; 6:16 PM ET | Comments (1)

Mini-Math-Siesta and a Cool Link

The first quarter is officially over, and students have two days off while teachers calculate grades. I did a little homework over the weekend, so I would not completely forget how to graph piecewise functions, but I'm enjoying a mini-math-siesta....

By Michael Alison Chandler | November 3, 2008; 12:17 PM ET | Comments (0)

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