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Thinking Mathematics! content offers an uncluttered and joyous approach to school mathematics … middle school, high school, and beyond. Welcome indeed!

CURRICULUM VIDEOS: here and here . Close to a million views – despite their clunkiness!
ONLINE COURSES: at www.gdaymath.com.
PROBLEM SOLVING with the MAA’s Curriculum Inspirations.
MATHEMATICAL ESSAYS GALORE!: Right here .
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TANTON’S STANDARD EXPLODING DOTS LECTURE Here is a transcript of the world-famous lecture. All secrets revealed!

WITHOUT WORDS and MORE WITHOUT WORDS SOLUTIONS available here. Go to Tarquin for the books and the posters!

TANTON and DR. HACKER debate: MoMath, May 2016. An ESSAY in response to the debate … with APPENDIX.

BACK TO BASICS concerns: January 2016 Essay.

COMMON CORE STANDARDS: A video from a while ago on them re middle- and high-school work. What are they (like, really, what are we actually talking about?) and what are they ultimately trying to do. overview video . Good to couple this video with the APPENDIX to the Tanton/Hacker essay.

SOME EXTRAS:

Twelve Points about my Teaching

A Few Thoughts on Assessment: Some provocative thoughts on this subject of delight!

What made me a Mathematician (and why I teach the way I do).

TWITTER: @jamestanton : A puzzle a day in 140 characters or less!

Books galore too!

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    QUADRATICS, Permutations and Combinations, EXPLODING DOTS, and more!

    Written for educators - and their students too! - this website, slowly growing, takes all the content Tanton has developed in his books, videos, and workshops, and organizes it into short, self-contained, and complete, curriculum units proving that mathematics, at all points of the school curriculum, can be joyous, fresh, innovative, rich, deep-thinking, and devoid of any rote doing! Let's teach generations of students to be self-reliant thinkers, willing to flail and to use their common sense to "nut their way" through challenges, to assess and judge results, and to adjust actions to find success. (Great life skills!)

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