Monthly Archives: April 2008

Not Knowing

I was hesitant to put up this problem. There was part of me that didn’t want to admit I was stuck. That I didn’t know the why of the answer. I’m a teacher. I’m supposed to be the “expert”. How … Continue reading

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What Am I Missing?

This math team problem is giving me a headache. It is one of 20 problems from the 1999 ICTM State Competition for Algebra II. The students have 50 minutes. I’ve spent hours on this one. Given, , , Let be … Continue reading

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Math Team: Ideas Needed

I am one of the four math team coaches for my school1. We have a coach for each level. We’re part of NSML and we also compete in the ICTM Regional Contest. Our “season” runs from the first week of … Continue reading

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April Fool’s

I wasn’t sure what to expect today. All in all, I think I was let off easy. I do teach twin brothers, but in two different periods. I think they might have pulled a fast one on me today. Maybe. … Continue reading

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