Math Education Concepts

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Reflections of a Second-career Math Teacher

Taking a moment to celebrate the continued existence of our lovely planet, let us reflect upon the amazing precision with which ancient civilizations such as the Maya, Persian, Sumerian, Babylonian, Greek, and Roman created calendars or structures that have withstood the passage of millennia.

Nearly perfectly aligned with the center of the rising Sun at the exact moment of the Winter Solstice, the trilithon passes the Sun’s brilliance into the lens of the photographer’s camera.  How the Neoliths arranged these stones remains a mystery.

Winter Solstice at Stonehenge

More amazing to many of my students, these inventions came to be without a single Texas Instruments (TI), Hewlett-Packard (HP), or Casio calculator!

Let us hope that some percentage of our population going forward are as skilled as the ancient navigators of time and space; otherwise, in spite of all of our great advances in technology, we may not be able to replicate what seems like the…

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I am a Co-founder of and Program Coordinator for Math Corps Philadelphia, a combined academic enrichment and mentoring program. I am the author of "Teacher Training Manual: Designed for Secondary Mathematics Teachers of African American Urban Students." I hold a Master of Education degree in Secondary Mathematics and have several years of experience teaching secondary and post-secondary mathematics.

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  1. Yes, it is time for us to get back to it.

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