Archive for June, 2008
I’ve just printed out No Common Denominator: The Preparation of Elementary Teachers in Mathematics by American’s Education Schools, a new report from the National Council on Teacher Quality. I’ll read it over the weekend. I learned about it in this KTM thread. (I dropped ’em from the blogroll … never said I stopped reading ’em …)
Michael J. South’s fulcrum.org appears to’ve been mostly about math ed; the little I’ve looked at so far looks pretty useful. It’s in good old-fashioned HTML, so you’ll have to adjust the size of your window to read it easily (this seems to have become something of a lost art). He’s currently blogging at Unconventional Instructional Design (where as far as I’m concerned, he might as well be doing Theology). LeftoverPi claims him as a brother in a sidebar (and I found about the Fulcrum project in this post at that blog…check out “Education’s Bug #1” while you’re there).
Here’s a recent accidental post on “Fuzziness” in Kitchen Table Math. I dropped KTM from the blogroll last week: there’s very little math there these days and you’ve gotta draw the line somewhere (one needs a reason to endure all the self-righteously overprivileged whining …). Evidently this post was intended for a new blog: Math Without Tears.
Which is itself almost entirely devoted to political matters … but it’s actual politics-of-math-ed stuff (rather than, let’s say for instance, boilerplate freemarketeer union-bashing). We’ll see how it goes.