# Monthly Archives: October 2010

## Are we fixing the State’s Math Problem? – Fat Chance!

Everyone knows we have a nation wide obesity problem. Imagine if we attempted to do something about that problem in this state using the same methods that we have used to attack our math education problem. A press conference on our solutions might go as follows: Pressroom: Welcome to the joint press conference on fitness […]

## Are we fixing the State's Math Problem? – Fat Chance!

Everyone knows we have a nation wide obesity problem. Imagine if we attempted to do something about that problem in this state using the same methods that we have used to attack our math education problem. A press conference on our solutions might go as follows: Pressroom: Welcome to the joint press conference on fitness […]

## Common Core Standards aren’t really very Common

From the 5th grade Common Core Standards: Interpret the product (a/b) × q as a parts of a partition of q into b equal parts; equivalently, as the result of a sequence of operations a × q ÷ b. For example, use a visual fraction model to show (2/3) × 4 = 8/3, and create […]

## Common Core Standards aren't really very Common

From the 5th grade Common Core Standards: Interpret the product (a/b) × q as a parts of a partition of q into b equal parts; equivalently, as the result of a sequence of operations a × q ÷ b. For example, use a visual fraction model to show (2/3) × 4 = 8/3, and create […]

## Harris treated Unfairly

It is not a good idea to make the mistake of continuing to drive in Washington with an Oregon plate even if you had a legitimate reason for doing it at one point. However, making that mistake doesn’t make you any more of a cheater than buying goods in Oregon and then failing to report […]