I started this blog as I was finishing up my M.Ed. (4 years of night classes) because I knew how much I was going to miss discussing math education. I want to share my thoughts but also get in discussions with others. That means reaching out an finding others who are writing and blogging.
Everyone's got a blog roll. I thought I would try to organize and annotate mine. This is definitely under construction!
Alex Bellos - Adventures in Numberland:
- Alex writes for the Guardian about the world of math
- He also has his own website
- I have read his book Here's Looking at Euclid which I recommend if you like random math facts/stories
- He wrote an awesome Beginner's Guide to Conway's Game of Life
- Got an ellipse shaped pool table built. It is amazing!
Andrew Stadel - Divisible by 3 (@mr_stadel):
- Andrew created the amazing Estimation 180 project
- He is a digital learning coach
Breedeen Pickford-Murray - Between The Numbers:
- Breedeen teaches high-school (I think?)
- She has taught an elective on cryptography
- She uses standards-based grading
Christopher Danielson - Overthinking My Teaching (@Trianglemancsd):
- Christopher's blog is AWESOME. It is one of my favorites
- He often shares the work he is doing with pre-service teachers
- Here are the courses he teaches
- He wrote a highly-viewed piece: 5 reasons not to share that CC worksheet on facebook.
- I started picking favorite posts but there are too many. Look at his categories to find posts that fit your interests.
- Dan lectures extensively across the US
- You've probably seen his Ted Talk
- He is interested in using technology in a lot of interesting ways but not just for the sake of it
- He is a capable video and graphic editor which he uses to generate resources
- He is looking at Khan Academy as part of his graduate work
- Also not a fan of 'traditional' homework practices
Fawn Nguyen - Finding Ways (@fawnpnguyen):
- Has a list of Always/Sometimes/Never for younger students (6th grade)
- Folding patty paper to make specified shapes with specific areas
Geoff Krall - Emergent Math (@emergentmath):
- Taught high school but then became a math coach in New Tech Network Schools -- he writes about multiple grades
- Compiles the Math Blogging Retrospectus -- a collection of his (and his readers) favorite blog posts of the year. Just a fantastic idea. I now have a dream goal!
- He also has a collection of Problem Based Learning tasks and has connected them to CCSS content
- Based on this ridiculous photo he likes camping -- smart man
Joey Kelly - Mister Is This Right (@joeykelly89):
- Writes/finds great challenging problems for middle school students which he shares at playwithyourmath.com
- Has a list of Always/Sometimes/Never statements for upper-levels of math
- Created Space Race in collaboration with a professor mine from grad. school at BU (Ben)
Michael Pershan - Math Mistakes (@mpershan):
- Middle and High School Math teacher from NYC
- Gave a fabulous ShadowCon presentation on how to improve our hints
Sam Shah - Continuous Everywhere But Differentiable Nowhere:
- Set up a pretty impressive Virtual Filing Cabinet of digital resources
- Has a pretty sweet digital resume
Steve Wyborney - I'm On a Learning Mission:
- Made an interactive multiplication table
- This post of Steve's tied in very nicely with a talk by Susan Jo Russell I attended at NCTM 2015
Tina Cardone - Drawing on Math (@crstn85):
- Wrote Nix the Tricks, a free e-book about tricks students are taught that keep them from developing deep understanding
- Teaches high school in Salem, MA -- go northeast!
- Often writes self-reflectively about teaching
- Her district is rolling out standards-based grading this year