With so many school closures, parents are becoming increasingly responsible for their kids schooling at home.  One topic that parents might consider exploring with their kids is the idea of exponential math in relation to this pandemic. There’s been a lot in the news about the exponential rise in the number of cases of the...
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Let me start by telling a story based on actual classroom research.  A research psychologist gave 27 students in a high school classroom wireless pagers and told them that whenever they received a ”page” they were to write down on a form he’d given them whatever was going on in their minds at that moment. ...
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The Common Core Curriculum states that ”[b]y the end of Grade 3, know from memory all products of two one-digit numbers.  The question is, how many students actually know them?  One adult scientist has noted:  ”I’m 49 years old, have a PhD in physics, and teach math and physics for a living. When I need...
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