Monthly Archives: March 2013

If your students can’t do the associative law proof they have gaps

If your students can’t do the proof of the associative law of addition of whole numbers, then they have gaps in their knowledge.  Moreover, they don’t know they have them.  They will think they know common core math principles but … Continue reading

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High stakes testing means self esteem bias will get you fired

Whether you have self esteem bias over your knowledge of common core math or your students do, it can be dangerous to your job.  This is why you should learn Peano Axioms and basic proofs of the associative law of … Continue reading

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Recursion is the key to common core math and math finance

Both common core math and mathematical finance depend critically on recursion.  This is one reason that a math finance guy is a good guide to learn common core math. Green’s functions in finance are a method for doing recursive calculations. … Continue reading

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Math teachers beware of self esteem bias in common core

Math teachers should realize they think they know more than they do.  We all do.  Students do, teachers do, profs and textbook writers.  This is why we need homework and tests to remind us we don’t know as much as … Continue reading

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Teachers should learn Peano Axioms to prepare for common core math

Teachers should learn the Peano Axioms to prepare for the common core math.  This is almost a single stop answer on how to prepare for common core in math. Learning the Peano Axioms and the development of arithmetic using them … Continue reading

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