Maria Droujkova has done some great work putting together some Elluminate sessions on Math 2.0… and she has more to come. On Saturday the 26th she had Markus Hohenwarter, the father of GeoGebra and the chief developer Michael Borcherds on for an hour discussing the past, present and future of… Continue Reading Getting the word out on GeoGebra

I’m an occasional participant at the Math Forum at the Fields Institute in Toronto. It’s a meeting of folks interested in math education research held monthly; I’d get there more but academic and other responsibilities often overlap. Even today I was supposed to be at school for Homecoming but it’s… Continue Reading Respect. It’s not what you think…

I’ve been thinking about how to assess my Grade 9 and 10 students this year … I did a lot of experimentation last year with my accelerated Grade 8 students;they were open to trying things out since acquisition of skills and open-ended problem solving was right up their alley. Here’s… Continue Reading I think I want to SMAK my kids

Before I start dealing with reflecting on the content of the classes, I’ve got two more aspects of PCMI to mention.The first is the most productive: The working group. Each of the teachers is assigned a working group in a topic of secondary mathematics for the afternoon (Wednesdays off) in… Continue Reading Working Groups

Once we’re done the morning of math (with a brief coffee break) the teachers all get back together for an hour of math education pedagogy. Like the mathematics we cover, each year is something a little different. For example, in previous years we’ve focused on Lesson Design (with Drs. Nicole… Continue Reading Reflecting on Practice

PCMI is a 3 week program; each day from about 830 to 1040 we have what can best be described as a math class. But it’s unlike any math class most people have ever had.Each day starts with its own problem set designed by the class’ organizers, folks from the… Continue Reading The 830 at PCMI