Author Archives: Mark Schommer

A New Perspective…Non-Negotiables

A New Perspective…Non-Negotiables

As math departments we are reliant on programs to set the foundation of our curriculum.  We are reliant because the risk/reward is too great to try and go it alone.  Are we good enough as mathematicians to plan a strong enough sequence to teach students?  Are we strong enough as educators to know the best

A New Perspective…

I spend a lot of time, probably more than is healthy, thinking about making math class more engaging, more exciting, and most importantly, more of a learning experience.  Like many others, I work to create depth in instruction.  Opportunities for students to not only learn the “what” of math but more importantly the “why.” As a K-12 coordinator