This is a blog about anything and everything related to teaching mathematics. I am particularly interested in creating a classroom culture of collaboration and intellectual risk-taking, effectively implementing problem-based tasks, and students’ perceptions of themselves in math class. I am hyper-vigilant to status and equity issues in my classroom and in education more broadly. Beyond the classroom, I would like to help inform and elevate (and bring some sanity and solid research to) discussions of education policy.
I also deeply adore dorky math puns and promulgate them as frequently as possible.
A shout-out to Eric Rowland of the University of Liège for the diagonals of polygons image that I have as my header. It’s a nod to one of my favorite problems ever: the handshake problem.
–Joe Herbert | @herbertmath628