The Introductory Lesson

or: How Long Can We Keep This Up?

We’re about to double up on equity around here. What happens now is at least twice as important as my Neanderthalic School-2.0 contrarianism or anti-anti-NCLB missives.

I’m convinced I have no right to be coy about my practices. Both because I talk a big game around here and because I feel very beholden to the taxpaying public, transparency is a moral imperative.

So this is everything. Every lesson, every handout, and every activity. Please use them. Use anything. This is Creative Commons wholesale. Get in and grab as much as you can get out the door. Handtrucks are available to your left.

Please criticize. If I receive even one substantive critique per week (perhaps a different or better approach to the material) I’ll count this additional timesuck worthwhile.

Please use Keynote. Depressing though it is, I’m posting the PowerPoint conversion. The market share speaks for itself pretty clearly on the matter.

All textbook problems have been sourced from Key Curriculum Press’ Discovering Algebra, First Edition, and Discovering Geometry, Third Edition, respectively. Comparable assignments specific to your own textbooks are left as exercises for the teacher.

It’s all on the table now.

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.