On this site I present a whole host of curriculum essays, more general mathematical essays, and puzzlers. I offer books that cover the content of the high school curriculum in a joyful and accessible way (with no sacrifice to rigor) respectful of the beauty and wondrous creative nature of mathematics. I show how even high-school mathematics can surprise and delight, and how clean and uncluttered key topics can be.

My philosophy comes down to 3 basic steps:

  1. STEP 1: Remove unnecessary clutter.
  2. STEP 2: Keep it simple
  3. STEP 3: Let the math speak for itself

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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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