Tonight our school district sponsored a webinar for parents about mathematical mindsets. The main speaker was Jo Boaler, from Stanford University, who is arguably most famous for establishing the...

# Category: Math For All People

We can add numbers -- even large numbers -- without carrying. Carrying is really just a shorthand notation for thinking of 10 units in one place value as 1 unit in the next place value. Thus, it's...

The next-to-last step of any problem solving should be checking your answer for reasonableness. (The last step, of course, is stating the answer clearly and completely.) Often when we're working...