# Category: Math Education

## Review: Problem Solving and Reasoning With Discrete Mathematics

Book Review: PROBLEM SOLVING AND REASONING WITH DISCRETE MATHEMATICS by Dr. Joseph G. Rosenstein US K-12 mathematics has long been dominated by the notion that any legitimate pathway through …

## Joe Rosenstein: The Art of Being Discrete

Joseph G. Rosenstein   It’s our pleasure to welcome Professor Joseph G. Rosenstein to the Math Blog. He is Distinguished  Emeritus Professor of mathematics at Rutgers University.  His biography …

## Finding Square Roots Without Estimating

Typical algorithms for doing square roots by hand require estimation. I have taught a different algorithm that does not rely on estimation but instead uses subtraction of successive odd …

## James Grime: FOOL FOR MATHS*

James Grime is a mathematician with a personal passion for maths communication and the promotion of mathematics in schools and to the general public. He can be mostly …

## Subtraction: What is “the” Standard Algorithm?

Subtraction: What is “the” Standard Algorithm?   One common complaint amongst anti-reform pundits is that  progressive reform math advocates and the programs they create and/or teach from “hate” standard …

## Alan Schoenfeld: At the Boundaries of Effective Mathematics Thinking, Teaching, and Learning

An Interview with Alan Schoenfeld: At the Boundaries of Effective Mathematics Thinking, Teaching, and Learning     Alan Schoenfeld is the Elizabeth and Edward Conner Professor of Education and …

## Models and Delving Deeper Into Division

Models and Delving Deeper Into Division   Last month, we unpacked the long-division procedure taught in American K-6 classrooms, tied it into the standard “long multiplication” algorithm, discussed issues …

## Keith Devlin: An Ambassador of Mathematics for Many Eras

An Interview with Keith Devlin: An Ambassador of Mathematics for Many Eras     Dr. Keith Devlin is a co-founder and Executive Director of the university’s H-STAR institute, a co-founder …

## What’s Hiding Within Long Division?

Look familiar? For most people, if they ever learned to do long division properly, they had to “master” something similar to the above procedure/algorithm. What was not required …

## Review: SOLVE THIS! A Book for Problem-Solvers (and Those Learning To Join Them)

After first hearing of James Tanton (the subject of our April 2017 interview), I was excited to discover that he had books in print. The first one I …