I have been blogging here since November of 2006, so close to 14 years now. I am a teacher educator at the University of Richmond who focuses on preparing future elementary teachers in the areas of math and science (social studies too). In recent years this blog has focused on poetry and children's literature, but math and science are never far from my mind. Here's a math poem I wrote last year.
During the 19-20 academic year I was on sabbatical in a Title I school working with second grade, where I spent a great deal of time creating math games and other resources for my kids. When school closed and we transitioned to virtual learning, I began to create activities using Google Slides and Drawings. My plan this month is to share some of my experiences and the resources I have created.
In the meantime, there are a few posts you might want to check out while you are here.
- NPM Celebrations - Mathematics Awareness Month (2016) - In celebration of National Poetry Month and Mathematics Awareness Month, both in April, this post shares some of my favorite math poems.
- Math Storytelling Day and Doubling (2015) - This is a post about the classic doubling problem told in the legend of the chessboard. It includes a video and some book suggestions.
- Math Storytelling Day and Infinity (2015) - A post that examines Hilbert's infinite hotel, a related children's book, and some poems on infinity.
- Thematic Book List - Biographies of Early Scientists (through Newton) (2015) - Even though ostensibly named for scientists, a number of these titles focus on figures important in the history of mathematics as well.
- Poetry A-Z: M is for Mathematical (2013) - This post provides an overview of some excellent mathematically-themed poetry books.
- Pi Day is Tomorrow! But Should We Celebrate It? (2013) - This post links to two videos that ask us to consider whether considers Tau is better than Pi.
- Mathematically Inclined (2007) - This post contains some excerpts worth reflecting on from The Glass Wall: Why Mathematics Can Seem Difficult, by Frank Smith.
Thanks for visiting. I hope you'll come back this month to check out the resources I'll be sharing.