In March, I ran a workshop at the Celebration of Teaching and Learning that focused mathematical writing. I wrote a piece for the CTL blog, and was inspired to put together some additional resources on getting students writing in math class.
In July, I visited the White House for a roundtable discussion on President Obama’s proposed National STEM Master Teacher Corps. I was even photographed with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan!
Also in July, I attended the Bridges Math and Art Conference, and I’ve posted a number of images of some of the beautiful artwork on display there.
In September, my piece “N Ways to Apply Algebra With The New York Times” ran in the NYT Learning Network. The piece, a response to Andrew Hacker’s controversial OpEd “Is Algebra Necessary?”, generated a lot of great comments and ended up being the third-most-viewed lesson on the LN in 2012.
In October, I posted “This is Not a Trig Function“, which not only generated a lot of great discussion, but also caught the attention of a Fields Medalist! I also briefly appeared in this Relatively Prime podcast on mathematics education.
And in December, I was named runner-up for the inaugural Rosenthal Prize for Innovation in Math Teaching by the Museum of Mathematics.
All in all, it was a fun, productive, and busy year! I look forward to a great 2013, and hopefully a little more downtime.
Happy New Year to all!