(Or maybe I’m just diverting attention from my math score.)
I’ve taken the SAT 6 times in 2011, and my highest official test day score has been a 10 (out of 12).
I’ve scored three 9′s and two 10′s Read More →
How We Learn
Catherine and I have been going back and forth about “associative interference,” since coincidentally we simultaneously wrote blog posts about the issue.
We’ve decided that not knowing the proper math and grammar terminology adds a layer of difficulty Read More →
A few months ago I joked, How Long Till the Polynomials?
All kidding aside, I knew there was a pebble in my shoe around the polynomials, I just couldn’t pinpoint the issue at the time.
Turns out it was more Read More →
I’m re-posting this from Kitchen Table Math in it’s entirety. I just have two things to add:
1) “Cathy” (whom I’ve always known as “Catherine“) is the one who ignited this crazy SAT obsession. I can still recall Read More →
…my daughter’s best friend was extremely upset when my daughter’s grade in Physics was a 99% and her’s was only a 98%. (Quote from a mother in the comments of this post.)
When I hear about these kids, I Read More →
There’s a fascinating conversation in the comments of this post on Kitchen Table Math about whether or not our schools are properly preparing students for the SAT. The College Board says a “rigorous curriculum” is the best way to prepare Read More →
Some of The Impostor comments are worthy of highlighting. This is long, but I think worth reading every word:
PC Keller left this comment on Kitchen Table Math:
I recommend staying with College Board questions only. There are
Read More →
…..but feeling like I’m making progress.
And therein lies the quandary, according to my friend Catherine. My brain is telling me that I’m making progress; the tests are telling me otherwise.
Terrible, terrible, illusion.
Reminds me that asking my Read More →
I’m a huge fan of the Khan Academy and have blogged about it enthusiastically many times.
That said, I am in the same camp as Catherine Johnson when it comes learning from a video, versus learning from a book: Watching Read More →