## Marty’s Viral Pizza Load

This is making its internet rounds again: These days, I see it in math teacher forums clucking about our colleagues. There is often a microaggressive wink-wink ...

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# Category: CW: Math (Medium)

## Marty’s Viral Pizza Load

## In (Partial) Defense of Butterflies

## What’s the Deal with Logarithms?

## A Hodgepodge of Inconsistencies

## Keeping, Changing, Flipping

## Math Education and One True Wayism

## Reframing the Quadratic Formula

## Functions and Domains: The Other Shoe

## Rate of Change and the Power Rule

## Seriously, It’s Just Division

This is making its internet rounds again: These days, I see it in math teacher forums clucking about our colleagues. There is often a microaggressive wink-wink ...

Teaching students how to add fractions can be a real struggle. A big part of this is that we tend to get conceptually complicated about what fractions are. And ...

I’m going to talk about logs here. I have more to say later, but this is a basic intro sketch. First I’m going to talk about the stuff of elementary school. Whe...

Mathematical terminology and notation through a linguistic lens Introduction The first time I attended graduate school was for Linguistics. My first year, I tau...

Consider the following task: \[1.\quad \text{Simplify the expression }\frac{3}{4}\div\frac{2}{5}.\] It is very common for students to struggle with this sort of...

This is a common criticism of Common Core (CCSS): It offers these strange new methods that students must use. Except… only the first part of that is true. CCSS ...

When I was in school, I was taught the Quadratic Formula. I was taught that it was the most efficient, more reliable way to find the roots of a quadratic functi...

I have taught high school mathematics for nearly a decade. I have a BS in Mathematics. The Algebra II curriculum, which I largely built for my school, is based ...

I’ll keep this one short. Also, it’s on calculus, for whatever that’s worth. The Power Rule for Differentiation says that the derivative of a monomial \(ax^b\) ...

Don’t get caught up on the concept of “fractions”. There is one topic students of mathematics consistently struggle with, to the point that it has become legend...