On occasion, I get objections to the nastiness of this blog: “Why can’t you be nicer?”, and so forth. The answer is that I can’t because I can’t: my blog is fuelled by my disgust and anger at the perversion of mathematics education, and of education in general, and of our entire culture. That’s the way it is. But there is a solution: have someone else be nice for me.
Meet Tom Peachey. I’ve known Tom for about three hundred years, and through that time Tom has been one of the quiet heroes, a dedicated lecturer and tutor. He reads and occasionally comments on this blog. Tom has advocated for more positive stuff, a focus on specific issues of teaching and their solutions. And, since I’m obviously not listening to him, Tom has decided to listen to himself.
Tom has started a new blog:
Teaching Mathematics: What, When and Why
Tom’s first topic post is How to Introduce Algebra? Tom also has a suggestion post, where readers can indicate topics that they would like to see covered, including the possibility of reader contributions.
Please support Tom’s new blog by reading and commenting, particularly while Tom is finding his feet.