When Will I Ever Use This? Beyond Pizza, Tiles, and Fences.

As teachers we continually strive to explain to our students how they will use the mathematics they are learning in their daily lives. Many resources provide examples of laying tile for area, building fences for perimeter, and eating pizzas for the division of fractions as real-life applications of mathematical concepts. I believe that by using […]

Deepening Mathematical Learning with Concept Circles

Recently I was in Nashville, presenting at the NCTM conference, where I shared examples of concept circles and their use. Similar to other presentations, the group asked, What are these concept circles and where can I find more information? I get this request a lot whether I am presenting in North America, Asia, or Europe. […]