Monthly Archives: March 2011

Hidden Harmonies: The Life and Times of the Pythagorean Theorem

I was just reading an article at (yes, I am probably the only person who “reads” articles from National Public Radio) about a husband and wife team of mathematicians who have written a new book on the Pythagorean Theorem. It … Continue reading

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See You in Nashville at the HSTW Conference!

It is time to register for the  High Schools That Work Summer Staff Development Conference and the on-line registration system is now open. SREB’s annual High Schools That Work Staff Development Conference supplies state, district school and teacher leaders with … Continue reading

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The Math of Tsunamis

While watching the news coverage of the terrible earthquake in Japan and the tsunami that followed, I was awed by the math possibilities. After a little research I found a few math resources for this “teachable moment”: -A new math … Continue reading

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Where will you be on 3/14 at 1:59?

I know all my math folks got the title! Of course March 14 is Pi Day and like the Times Square ball drop at midnight on New Years Day, Pi Day is ushered in at 1:59 (pi = 3.14159…). I … Continue reading

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Everything You Need to Know about the Common Core Standards for Math (but were afraid to ask)

I have been doing quite a bit of research on the Common Core Standards for mathematics in preparation for a national workshop session I will be presenting this month. Has your state adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)?   Here … Continue reading

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