Monthly Archives: August 2013

Naming Sutras

I have just approved a comment that has been sitting in the queue for a long time.  The person was looking for an “official term” for an algorithm.  Assuming the commenter was referring to the “best” technique for factoring trinomials, … Continue reading

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Oh What a Tangled Web I Have Woven

As a developmental math instructor I am interested in how well I prepare my students for their next math classes.  This summer I traced the math class history of every student I have taught here at SOU.  I thought to … Continue reading

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Bounce by Matthew Syed is a study of high achievement.  It cities compelling evidence that excellence comes from purposeful practice for thousand of hours – the 10,000 hours of practice trope.  Sports champions, chess masters, mental math whizzes, musical prodigies … Continue reading

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