> On Mar 12, 2014, at 7:21 PM, Richard Strausz > <Richard.Strausz@farmington.k12.mi.us> wrote: > > > I apologize for missing your posts where you cited > the bloggers you admire. Would you mention one or two > names? > > > > I'm always looking for more ideas too. > > > Dr. Math > Kahn Academy > AP Calculus Forum > > There have been a few others and a couple of > curriculums like Jump math, but I?ve become pretty > much an expert on curriculum. What I am always > looking for are ideas on how to present the topics in > the curriculum with neat justifications that I hadn?t > thought of before. I don?t use the third one for > teaching right now, but when we get there I will. As > for the art of mathematics I use competitive exams > like Math League for ideas. That is what I call > ?activity?. Of course, I am teaching someone who has > been pedagogically prepared to learn what I am > teaching. But even if that were not true, I still > can?t see myself giving up and seeking out these > teacher-enjoyment activities that avoid mathematics, > you seem to like. > > Bob Hansen
I wasn't familiar with Dr. Math. A quick glance yielded some good leads for further exploration. Thanks for the suggestion. I would describe my typical class of 20+ students as having some like your son and some who aren't well-prepared or motivated. I like some of Meyer's stuff - as well as others I find - when they provide questions and activities that hook the students in to help me get them to work at the math.