Computer Games in the Classroom

Computer Games in the Classroom

I’m agnostic when it comes to computer games. On the negative side: 1) Too many students already have too much screen time at home – the last thing this subset of students need is to have screen time in school. 2) Quality control is lacking. On the...
Magic in the Classroom

Magic in the Classroom

I’ve already put up some magic tricks on MathPickle, but I’d like your input.  What place does magic have in the classroom? Mathemagic is great.  Some teachers use it to increase their coolness factor, but the primary reason to use mathemagic should be to generate...
Chaos in the Classroom

Chaos in the Classroom

In your last post, you ended with a recommendation that teachers maintain a level of classroom chaos so that students didn’t know if they are slow or fast. Yes – I don’t emphasize speed in my assessment of a student, and I want to protect slow students from a...