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We Learn Testing in School

I was recently at our local library with my daughter and we met a kindergartener who attends the public schools here in Lawrence.  I asked the inevitable question, “So what did you learn in Kindergarten?”  and was completely taken back … Continue reading

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Clickers of Konigsberg

Last Monday I presented my clicker lesson to the students at Eisenhower Middle School.  The topic was graph theory and the classical Bridges of Konigsberg Problem.  I have to admit I felt pretty lost trying to come up with a … Continue reading

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On to the next phase

We finished the first part of our year long project, “Where does a mathematician work”, on Monday.  The final product for this part was a 2-3 minute presentation on a math intensive career.  The students did a good job stating … Continue reading

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Just Like College Students

This week we continued our where does a mathematician work project.  It was decided that they would require one more week than anticipated partially due to the fact that half the class still needed to finish their Checkpoints.  Ms. Sharma … Continue reading

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The First Project

Today we began our first project with the math students at Eisenhower Middle School.  The students were to choose a mathematics intensive career and explore the career choice.  Ultimately the goal will be to introduce the students to some higher … Continue reading

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My First Day Back At Middle School

My name is Tim Dorn and I am a GK-12 Fellow at KU.  Part of my job is to be the mathematics “guru” at Eisenhower Middle School in Kansas City, Kansas.  I have been partnered with Ms. Sharma a mathematics … Continue reading

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