3. Make Room for the Future

These Standards define what students need to understand and be able to do in their study of mathematics…Mathematical understanding and procedural skill are equally important…

Common Core State Standards for Mathematics


Chapter 3. Explorations

The Hawthorne Effect

To make its workers more productive, the Western Electric Company, makers of phones and other parts for the Bell Telephone System, conducted one of the… Read more


As I watched a young woman the other day learning to ride her bike, zigzagging down the street, desperately trying to keep her balance, I… Read more

The End

Despite the many attempts to codify the creative process, it is as surprisingly individualistic as it is human. John Irving, author of iconic works like… Read more


The word seems so benign. Yet it has become the goto word in education. School superintendents, even the best and most advanced of them, use… Read more


“Today, it seems as if nearly everyone agrees that high school mathematics needs to change. For far too long high school mathematics has not worked… Read more