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Teaching High School Mathematics

Shared Driveway Optimization in Calculus

This is a post with a link to a Calculus optimization problem I’m working on.

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January 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Farmer Allinson (Part 2)

Winter break is over and it’s always pretty funny hearing what kids say. My favorite of the first day back: “What are we doing today? All my other teachers are … Continue reading

January 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

Farmer Allinson!

In my calculus class we had just finished a test on a Tuesday before Christmas break. 3 days left and the next topic was optimization. Hmmm… I’m not into showing … Continue reading

December 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

When Students don’t understand Easy concepts.

If I’m honest, one of the most difficult parts of teaching is having patience when students struggle on an easy concept. After 3 attempts to impart understanding using different perspectives … Continue reading

December 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Student Projects – Volumes of Revolution

In Calculus we just finished a project on volumes or revolution using disks and washers. I used a couple days or parts of days in class. I think it was … Continue reading

April 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Volumes of Revolution

First you get an idea to spice up a lesson. Second you hem and haw about whether the amount of increase in student learning/interest will be worth the time and … Continue reading

April 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Khan Academy in the classroom

I’ve been teaching math for just shy of 20 years. I love teaching math and always have. about 10 years ago I was assigned to teach two sections of Cognitive … Continue reading

March 7, 2018 · 2 Comments