I'm Dan and this is my blog. I'm a former high school math teacher and current head of teaching at Desmos. He / him. More here.


  1. Well, hold on, now. I actually live with a pre-kindergartener, so I must disagree. After all, there’s never been any mention of sharks or Spongebob on your blog and you seem fully cognizant of the fact that LMNOP is not one letter. My kid wouldn’t be caught dead reading your blog, I’m sorry to say. Add some shark discussion and you *might* get lucky.

  2. Yo, I’m at the junior high school level, so I completely understand. It was only fitting that after I work with middle schoolers all day, I start to sound like them. Then again, your blog’s reading level at a kindergarten level makes me laugh. The algorithm they chose to make this is too arbitrary. One can post a few big words in the beginning of their first post, and that’s how they label you.

  3. Hey, be happy. It means your thoughts are accessible to a wider audience. Disclaimer: this advice comes from someone who’s writing was rated as “Elementary”, so consider the source.

  4. I just checked mine–one Elementary (appropriate since it is written by elementary kids) , one Junior High and one Genius. Go figure. I did check your’s again and you got a raise–to Elementary. Seems random at best.