What’s In a Name

Who can ever remember which is the minuend and which is the subtrahend? Why couldn't they be called something easy, like “addends,” where both have the same name!? So simple. It makes sense that they have different names since commutative property doesn’t apply to subtraction. The two numbers at play have different roles. Sure. I … Continue reading What’s In a Name

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“Well, when I wrote it myself I thought about it more.”

  The most recent blog by Exit 10A references Dan Meyers’ suggestion that we all “be less helpful.” Tracy Zager talks about her frustration with homework in a way that struck a chord with me. This is all related, I swear… So often I meet with teachers. We cover topics such as formative assessment, standards-based lessons, academic discourse, … Continue reading “Well, when I wrote it myself I thought about it more.”