Category Archives: Cognition

Confidence is More Important than Knowledge

Confidence is More Important than Knowledge

Do your students have confidence? It’s the best route to knowledge!More

Use Your Experiences in Math – For Math!

Use Your Experiences in Math – For Math!

Don’t be a blind chicken when it comes to crossing the math road. Use your experiences in math!More

Teaching Processes Destroys a Growth Mindset

Teaching Processes Destroys a Growth Mindset

Are you still teaching math processes? Perhaps it’s time to stop.More

Why Math Isn't Fun

Why Math Isn't Fun

Math isn’t fun! Not because it can’t be, but because we train kids (and grownups) to always search for the right answer – instead of exploring, learning and enjoying.More

Where is Math's Magical Place?

Where is Math's Magical Place?

Your best work, and studying, happens in a place where you are at peace and enjoy working. Help your students find a good place to study math!More

Teaching Intuition in Math

Teaching Intuition in Math

Do you teach intuition in math? Do your students understand what you’re doing or are they confused with your teaching style? More

A Different Way to Teach College Algebra

A Different Way to Teach College Algebra

If your sense of number doesn’t get established, your brain can’t compress math learning. I’m thinking about using this principle to teach college algebra. What do you think?More

Does struggling to remember things help you do math?

Does struggling to remember things help you do math?

When you struggle to remember things, do you reach for google? Or do you strain your brain? Could the strain be helping you build math skills? More

Math and Vulnerability – A Series Inspired by Brene' Brown

Math and Vulnerability – A Series Inspired by Brene' Brown

Based on Brene’ Brown’s definition of vulnerability (and her work in the area), it’s clear that doing math is vulnerable.

This is the first in the series.More

What's Your Math Comfort Item?

What's Your Math Comfort Item?

At different times in our life it’s helpful to have a comfort item. And when you’re in a math class, it’s helpful to have a math comfort item!More