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March link updates

March 3, 2008 pm31 5:07 pm

In the course of preparing the last math carnival, and of generally rooting around, I have run into a bunch of blogs worth linking. Today I am doing that:

  • Threesixty – hosted Math Carnival 26, and disagrees with me sharply about multiplication. “TwoPi” appears to be the main writer. (College math from western New York, wild enthusiasm for secondary math and random topics)
  • mathstories – Mr. K. (apparently the “math sage”) shares useful notes and stories about becoming and being a (math) teacher.
  • God plays dice – Isabel is a PhD student, interested in far more math than what she is working on. Good blogger (and she’s out in other peoples’ comments, a lot)
  • Science after sunclipse – random-y math/physics/general science and general ramble from Blake (at MIT?)
  • So you want to teach? – Joel. Band guy. Great idea, very helpful.
  • Math in 153 – middle school math teacher from Texas. Math, students, school.
  • A teacher’s diary – joys and frustrations of teaching high school
  • learning curves – Rambling college math instruction and regular stuff. Fun. By Rudbeckia Hirta.

I’ve also decided to pare back a bit.

  • Ogretmen – done.
  • The Reflective Teacher – out since November.
  • dydan – I find this blog frustrating. Students are his audience (they almost never play another role in the entries). Math is a series of worksheets and quickie presentations (like advertising). When pedagogy appears, it doesn’t ring right. There is a limit to how long I want to read about integrating images and video. That limit has been passed.
  • Educator on the Edge – deleted
  • Teaching Matters Most – no updates in almost a year
  • Ms George Teaches ELA – a perfectly reasonable blog I am just not that interested in
11 Comments leave one →
  1. March 3, 2008 pm31 7:23 pm 7:23 pm
    gets “360” ( the link is currently set to
    (which gets “math stories”).

  2. March 3, 2008 pm31 7:26 pm 7:26 pm

    Thanks for the mention of 360! I look forward to reading through the other blogs on your list.

  3. March 3, 2008 pm31 7:28 pm 7:28 pm

    insert missing second “)”;
    then … having made the correction …
    omit the doggone thing altogether.
    or not. meanwhile:

    on dy/dan. yeah, i only look at that
    now and again these days just to be sure
    it still makes me wanna scream. seldom fails.

  4. March 3, 2008 pm31 8:09 pm 8:09 pm

    I think dy/dan had some excellent ideas on evaluation in mathematics and added him to my google reader on that basis.

    However, I agree with you that I usually don’t take much away from his posts in terms of math teaching. In terms of powerpoint presentations for my day job, however, I have taken a little of his approach to heart (but not too much, lest it upset the traditionalists to whom I am presenting)

  5. March 3, 2008 pm31 10:52 pm 10:52 pm

    Thanks guys, I’ll fix the links later today (and update the blogroll accordingly)

    I respect that Dan has a point of view, and that some find value in it. I understand the hype. I just got tired of it (more so in the reader, than the blogroll).

    And Heather, 360 really is a multi-blogger blog? I thought it was just 2pi. Are there more of you?

  6. March 4, 2008 am31 12:13 am 12:13 am

    There are three of us who regularly post on 360 — Mark (TwoPi), Matt (Batman), and myself (Ξ) — and we occasionally get students submitting a post. There isn’t a set schedule: it’s whoever gets around to it, though we mostly try to post every day.

  7. March 4, 2008 am31 3:39 am 3:39 am

    Wow, thanks for the link. I will revise my list sometime between now and August. Stay tuned… :)

  8. missprofe permalink
    March 4, 2008 am31 4:22 am 4:22 am

    Thank you for the post. And re: Ogretmen: She’s back to to being Ms. Frizzle. Her blog is on

  9. March 4, 2008 am31 5:16 am 5:16 am


    here’s Frizzle

    Heather, are you guys math, math ed, something else, mixed? I like the group blog idea. I like Secret Blogging Seminar for all their voices, too.

    And thanks Joel. I can see you are busy, doling out good help, a major reason to read it.


  10. March 4, 2008 am31 5:27 am 5:27 am

    We’re in math departments (Batman and I teach at Nazareth College, and TwoPi at St. John Fisher College) but there’s a natural interest in math ed, too. And I agree that it’s fun being part of a group blog! :)


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