Building on Seeing Double

For the past few weeks I have been blessed with the opportunity to work with a fourth grader and really enjoy the learning and relationships that have been fostered. The unfolding story in this entry is to mark the evolution of this journey, knowing there is much more to be written. Enjoy the journey, remarkContinue reading “Building on Seeing Double”

Confessions

“Giving up is the only sure way to fail.” ― Gena Showalter For most things in life, I completely agree with Gena Showalter’s statement that you may be defeated, you may not have won the day, but only in giving up do you truly fail. The notion of failure tends to have negative connotations associated withContinue reading “Confessions”

Unexpected Rewards

On a recent rabbit hole of learning, I have been consuming a ton of videos from the YouTube Channel Numberphile, which has ignited a curiosity and love of math that I didn’t know I had. Let me be straight, I have loved math for a long time, but this delightful journey into a variety ofContinue reading “Unexpected Rewards”

Play Time

Following the theme of my last journal entry, we will focus on two simple stories which lead to deep mathematics inside. Simple Story 1 – A Strange Quirk I have a strange quirk, once I have started a streak, I tend to be very good about maintaining that streak over time. One such streak occurredContinue reading “Play Time”

The Simple Deep End

“The most complicated skill is to be simple.” Anonymous The Simple Start One of the joys of exploring mathematics is coming home to elementary ideas like addition and discovering a whole new world is waiting to be explored. Experiences like this has been a frequent occurrence as I have tried to read every blog entryContinue reading “The Simple Deep End”