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The Aha Moment: The Difference Between Knowing and Understanding

Growing up, there were many lessons in school that filled me with wonder. I was fascinated with the world around me and I had a voracious appetite to learn more. I’d absorb everything like a sponge and then eagerly share it with anyone who would listen. Nothing felt better than knowing the answer. I would […]

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Reigniting Math: Connections Over Corrections and the Embrace of Wonderment

Easily, the most successful course I’ve developed over the last few years is one called Mathacadabra: The Magic of Math*. In it, students trace the mythological magic square from ancient China to Ben Franklin, use Fibonacci and the Golden Ratio to see if they’d have cut it as an Olympian supermodel in ancient Greece, test […]

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My Kids LOVE Math… Thanks to Montessori

The first time my daughters’ teacher walked us through the math curriculum in her 3-6 Primary classroom, I noticed that I wasn’t the only parent with tears in her eyes. Units. Tens. Hundreds. Thousands. Build the number. Feel the quantity with your hands. Understand WHY ten ten bars equals 100. See with your own eyes […]

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