Articles about math education

The Myth of 'I'm Bad at Math'

Last updated: 05/19/2019

We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably...

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Should I see my son’s misconceptions?

Last updated: 05/10/2019

Yosef turns three tomorrow — happy birthday, kid! My sister got him some new puzzles for his birthday, and that’s how we spent a big chunk of the afternoon. This is his first...

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I love math, but quit teaching it because I was forced to make it boring

Last updated: 03/20/2019

Facts & Arguments is a daily personal piece submitted by readers. Have a story to tell? See our guidelines at As a math teacher, there were many days I...

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You Are More than Your Achievements

Last updated: 08/30/2018

Last night, I was invited to address the new members of the National Honors Society at my daughter Naomi’s high school. I am sharing the text of my speech here. Good evening....

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Using Education Research to Inspire Creativity

Last updated: 06/29/2018

Every month we feature an opinion piece written by teachers in the MƒA community. Welcome to MƒA Teacher Voices. Are you a creative teacher? Teachers at the top of the...

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What Math Lessons Can We Learn from the Game of Nim?

Last updated: 06/18/2018

Have you played the game of Nim before? Do you know what lessons we can pull from the game? Watch me play the game with two of my daughters Jules and Lucie. You can see right...

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