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Author:Gary E. Davis
Description: The Republic of Mathematics™ was founded "to promote happy and productive mathematical experiences for all learners, democratize the learning and teaching of mathematics, and help empower students and teachers in their engagement with mathematics." Download the free e-book Division of Fractions, read about projects such as the journal Thinking Mathematically and a framework for international standards for professional development for mathematics teaching. Blog posts, which date back to December, 2009, have included "TEMATH (Tools for Exploring Mathematics)," "The changing face of mathematics," "Computational media: the universal acid of mathematics teaching," "Teaching mathematics 2.0: Doing more with less," "Mathematics is not (only) a language," "Algebra as arithmetic on names," "Beginner's mind: seeing the mathematics," "Central ideas of school mathematics: Patterning," "Dealing with ratios diagramatically," "Mathphobia: its existence, severity and possible remedy," "Depression and problem solving in mathematics: the art of staying upbeat," "Adding structure to solve a problem," and "Is there an algebra overkill?" and "How do I prove that 5 divides x^5 x? The joys of modular arithmetic" and "So you think you know how to multiply decimals?" and "5 inches of snow: is that a lot of snow?" and "What to do when a teenager gets turned off mathematics?" and "Are (mathematics) teaching and instruction synonomous?" Davis teaches math at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Levels: Elementary, Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Web-Based Discussions, Books
Math Topics: General
Math Ed Topics: Psychological/Affective Issues, Specific Math Concepts/Techniques, Teaching Styles/Practices, Technology in Math Ed, Professional Ed/Career Development, Math Ed Research/Reform

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