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Teaching College Math
This is not just for college math teachers. Maria is a leader in thinking how to present math concepts, address students' learning needs, and the uses of technology to enhance teaching and learning of math. (CEET blog post about Maria Andersen)
dy/dan - Be Less Helpful - Dan Meyer
Dan is an inspiring secondary school math teacher in California who use digital technology, photo and film to build challenging and engaging problems for students. He also works as a Google Educator. Really engages readers of his blog to come up with different approaches to posing problems to students in order to develop their understanding of math concepts and problem solving skills.
Research in Practice - Ben Blum-Smith
Ben is a math teacher and has studied the teaching of mathematics. His blog focuses on connecting research on the teaching of mathematics to the practice of teaching math. He raises a lot of good issues and challenges common held assumptions about the ways we teach math and how our students learn math.
f(t) - Function of Time - Kate Nowak
Kate is a highly reflective math teacher with lots of good ideas about engaging students in math, developing interesting problems and breaking down student assumptions. She blogs about her own lessons and classroom experiences with excellent extension to what that might suggest in terms of what works/doesn't work. Kate also participates actively in commenting on a number of other blogs and her comments are very insightful.
Mathematical Poetry
Fib (poetry)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fib is an experimental Western poetry form, bearing similarities to haiku, but based on the Fibonacci sequence. That is, the typical fib and one version of the contemporary Western haiku both follow a strict structure. The typical fib is a six line, 20 syllable poem with a syllable count by line of 1/1/2/3/5/8 - with as many syllables per line as the line's corresponding place in the Fibonacci sequence;[1] the specific form of contemporary Western haiku uses three (or fewer) lines of no more than 17 syllables in total. The only restriction on a Fib is that the syllable count follow the Fibonacci sequence. An example of a typical fib:

Spiraling mixture:
Math plus poetry yields the Fib.

— Pincus, Gregory K.[1]
John Frederick Nims discussed the form as early as 1974, in his excellent introduction to poetry, Western Wind. The fib was brought to much wider public attention by Gregory K. Pincus on 1 April 2006. His blog has been the center of this new form of poetry. After Pincus published his blog on Fibs, they began appearing widely on the internet. [2] Pincus wrote on his blog, "To my surprise (and joy), I continue to find new threads of Fibs popping up all around the Web. I've seen Fibs in over a dozen different languages, and I'd also note that today a cat left a post in the comments of The Fib, joining a priorly poetic dog, so I think it's safe to say that Fibs travel well."[1]
Paula Thompson
Keeping the dialogue going (thanks to the driving force -- Maria Droujkova
We discuss ways to help individuals and groups create mathematics together. We are changing the culture to where children and adults will make mathematics beautiful, useful, meaningful and fun, to make their own beautiful, useful, meaningful, fun mathematics. The five major directions of Natural Math are:
  • Mathematical authoring
  • Humanistic mathematics
  • Executable mathematics (math-rich micro-environments)
  • Community mathematics
  • Psychology of mathematics education
Sue Roseman