Imagine the following scene: A three year old child (let’s call her Susie) is playing with blocks of varying lengths on the floor. She carefully

## Alasdair MacIntyre on Improving Math Education

## Alasdair MacIntyre on Improving Math Education

Alasdair MacIntyre is one of the most celebrated contemporary philosophers. His 1981 book After Virtue is widely seen as having launched a renewed

## The Lost Tools of Math: Recovering Math in a Classical Education [Article]

## The Lost Tools of Math: Recovering Math in a Classical Education [Article]

When it comes to classical education, mathematics is often the Cinderella sister: she lives in the home along with her sisters Literature, Language

## The Connection Between Math & Art

## The Connection Between Math & Art

Math and Art Skill Expectations Math development often has the expectation that at a specific age a student “should” be at a specific level. It is

## 6 Practical Ways to Reduce Math Stress

## 6 Practical Ways to Reduce Math Stress

Have you ever found yourself stressed out thinking, “Please don’t judge me right now?” I remember having this thought when I was trying to buy

## 4 Ways to Engage and Encourage Math Students

## 4 Ways to Engage and Encourage Math Students

Sometimes, math lessons can be an uphill battle – especially if your student is not particularly enthusiastic about the subject. I remember sitting at

## Mathematicians and Historians Need Each Other

## Mathematicians and Historians Need Each Other

“It isn’t easy to be a citizen in 2018.” So begins Ted Underwood’s essay on machine learning. Underwood continues: “we are told to watch out for bots

## 3 Benefits of Math Doodling

## 3 Benefits of Math Doodling

You might think your student is distracted from their work when you see them doodling. You may even remember being bored in school yourself and

## Addition Facts Strategies for Parents

## Addition Facts Strategies for Parents

In 2016 I wrote a blog post similar to this: How to Teach a Child Math Facts. However, because I have the privilege of consulting with parents