## Blog #175 – WRITING INSTRUCTIONAL MATHEMATICS WORKBOOKS

In 1983 I wrote my first instructional mathematics workbook. It was called, “Number Sense: A Starter’s Kit.” It was written after numerous requests from teachers and parents. The two hundred-page workbook was written in twelve days. As the title implies, the workbook was in...

## Blog #105 – USING YOUTUBE TO LEARN MATHEMATICS

In recent years, I have learned the value of using YouTube to learn mathematics. There have been times when I am trying to review a concept that I knew in the past, but have trouble with in the present. During these times, it is difficult to reach out to a peer for help. At these...

## Blog #41 – HOW CERTAIN PARTS OF A PROBLEM MAY HELP IN SOLVING IT

When teaching in the classroom or tutoring students to prepare for taking multiple choice tests or other kinds of tests, students need to learn that many times the problem can assist in acquiring the solution. To illustrate my point, look at the following problems. Example...

## Blog #35 – ALWAYS WORK ON IMPROVING

Whether it was my time as a student, a teacher, a coach, a parent or an author, I have always worked at improving what I do. As a student, I focused on trying to learn as much as I could about the content that was being taught. When playing sports, I worked diligently in becoming...

## Blog #32 – WRITING DIAGNOSTIC MATERIALS

I believe it would benefit all teachers of mathematics to integrate a diagnostic element to all practice materials and tests that they write. Although there are a variety of things that a teacher can do to determine individual and class weaknesses, diagnostic materials are perhap...

## Blog #31 – STUDENTS CAN MASTER CONCEPTS BEYOND THEIR GRADE LEVEL

Since my retirement from 32 years of being a high school mathematics teacher, I have tutored numerous students from second to eighth grade. What I learned is that each of them was capable of mastering concepts that many teachers and parents would describe as not being age appropr...

## Blog #25- IMPORTANCE OF STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTION

Step-by-step instruction in mathematics is crucial to learning and should be an integral part of any teaching strategy. Once a concept has been selected and prior to presenting it to a student, a teacher should determine what fundamental subtopics will that student need to be fam...

## Blog #9 – CONSTANTLY LOOKING FOR BETTER WAYS TO TEACH A CONCEPT

Teachers that I meet at workshops and parents that talk to me frequently, ask me how I can remain so motivated about teaching and writing instructional math workbooks. The answer is simple. I am constantly looking for better ways to teach a concept or a faster way to solve a math...

## Blog #7 – WRITING INSTRUCTIONAL MATHEMATICS WORKBOOKS

In 1983 I wrote my first instructional mathematics workbook. It was called, “Number Sense: A Starter’s Kit.” It was written after numerous requests from teachers and parents. The two hundred-page workbook was written in twelve days. As the title implies, the workbook was in...