Education Week Webinar feat. Yours Truly

Karl Fisch reminds me in the comments that I’m giving a webinar a week from tomorrow for Education Week. That’s February 24, 4:00PM EST. The cost is $49 and if it helps you complete the cost-benefit analysis, I’m estimating you’ll see 30% new material on top of my Classroom 2.0 webinar from December – at least one never-before-seen WCYDWT and a couple of exercises for teachers.

For whatever else it’s worth, I’m not seeing a cent of your registration fee. If nothing else comes out of this, I hope to get a lot of smart people taking shots at my work. I’m also really grateful for the opportunity to quit fumbling around with blog posts and my mental bottle rockets for an hour, to sit down and see if I can get any of this to cohere.

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. Can you provide an outline or agenda for the webinar? I’m recommending it to four of the schools with whom I work, but would like to give them a little more detail. Thanks.

    Glad I found your blog. I’ll be passing the link on to them as well.

  2. Thanks for the question, Mandy. Here’s the rough outline of where we’ll be heading in the sixty minute session:

    I’ll make a case – two reasons – why we should even both connecting math to the real world, why we shouldn’t just pack that enterprise up and stick to pure math.

    I’ll define pseudocontext and pseudo-problem solving, the two most common ways we disrupt that connection between the real world and math. Those two syndromes represent a lot of why students feel like math has no meaning in their lives.

    Then I’ll define two ways we can make that connection between math and the real world stronger, tighter.

    It’s going to be a practical, heavily-illustrated talk. I hope that helps.

  3. The webinar was great Dan, thank you for all of the details you provided about how to get started with this philosophy in the classroom. I’m feeling pretty inspired!