## The Prefix Dia-

A good teacher is always aware that there are things they can learn. One of the ways in which I encourage students to connect mathematics to other topics is by showing how words and morphemes used in mathematics are used…

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A good teacher is always aware that there are things they can learn. One of the ways in which I encourage students to connect mathematics to other topics is by showing how words and morphemes used in mathematics are used…

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By standard mathematical convention, \(-1^2=-1\). At the same time, students are taught to refer to \(-1\) as a negative number. A friend recently led me to realize that these two conventions are at logical odds with each other, as discussed…

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Except for the final grades, I’ve just wrapped up teaching six weeks of credit recovery for Freshman Algebra. It’s tough enough packing nine months’ of material into six weeks, but consider these are the students who didn’t do well enough…

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From time to time, a mathematical question of some sort will make its rounds on Facebook and other social media platforms. For instance, the one making the rounds most recently in my portion of the blogosphere was: \[5 + 5…

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As of this summer, the summer of 2012, I am qualified to teach mathematics at the high school level in the state of Michigan. I am expecting to be doing so full-time this fall. I am also qualified to teach English,…

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