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

TWO TALKS for K-12 teachers and students from Seattle, January 9th.
** How to Think Brilliantly and Creatively in Mathematics JMM2016
** Putting it into Action: Quadratics .
And here’s my PowerPoint presentation on: Fibonacci Surprises.

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

CURRICULUM VIDEOS: here and here . Half a million hits!
ONLINE COURSES: at www.gdaymath.com.
PROBLEM SOLVING with the MAA’s Curriculum Inspirations.
MATHEMATICAL ESSAYS GALORE!: Right here .
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MY RESPONSE to BACK TO BASICS concerns: January 2016 Essay.

Here is my video on my take on the COMMON CORE STANDARDS: What are they (like, really, what are we actually talking about?) and what are they ultimately trying to do. overview video Always interested in feedback! (Recall … My work and focus is on middle school and high school and up.)

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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