# October 2020

## My Last Math Class

This blogpost was written four years ago, but we are posting it again as it demonstrates how teachers can make huge differences in their students’ lives by adapting to their educational needs. Today, Covid is forcing teachers to teach remotely. The positive and lasting consequences on students by instructors who creatively embrace these challenges is […]

## Don’t Be Afraid of Making a Mistake. Flip Your Classroom.

Articles abound on how traditional teaching methods deny students the chance to learn from their mistakes. But in this pandemic, when teachers are forced to engage in remote learning, they are more than ever scrutinized by parents and staff. Under so much pressure, teachers won’t dare try something new and risk making a mistake. A

## Absolute Value: The Elevated Math Approach

Math students who begin their math journey into absolute value usually evaluate expressions with absolute value as “always positive.” That is, until they encounter the absolute value of zero, and then their answers become “always positive or zero.” The formal definition of absolute value is |x| = x if x ≥ 0 or –x if