Tag Archives: multiplication facts

STEM, STEAM, or just learn.

Educational fads are fun to follow, but they mislead. Emotional and mathematical intelligence are necessary ingredients for a balanced life. We get that. Textbook publishers and educational bureaucrats prefer the acronyms of fads. These encourage new textbook updates and special government funding. A How Are You Feeling Today? and an XY Chart on the wall […]

More than ever

After happily teaching Latin for two and one half years, I am now in my eighth month teaching algebra in an excellent college prep school. The importance of multiplication confronts me every day as I prepare for class. There is hardly a topic in algebra that does not require a knowledge of the single digit […]