Play With Your Math problems are designed to have low floors and high ceilings, but  designing a task which has a high ceiling can be really complicated. Take, for instance, 18. X-Factor: Of all the possible numbers I could have chosen for this problem, why did I choose 12? Here are three reasons. To make … Continue reading Ceilings

Restorative Circles in My Math Class

At PCMI this summer, I gave an Ignite talk that I called "Beyond High Quality Math Instruction" that was about how/why I do restorative circles in my math classroom. Some teachers wanted to know more, and this is my attempt to elaborate.  I am a math teacher who loves math and loves teaching. Being a … Continue reading Restorative Circles in My Math Class