For the past month, I've focused this blog on the role that computers can play in assessing students' mathematical knowledge. I've presented three

Web Sketchpad-based examples of assessment with mathematical topics ranging from

isosceles triangles, to the

Pythagorean Theorem, to the

Continue Reading ›› Today there is no lack of outrage directed at the high-stakes standardized testing that has become so prevalent in the U.S. educational system.

A recent opinion piece in

*The New York Times* examines the backlash against the Common Core and lays the blame not on the standards themselves, but rather …

Continue Reading ›› Several weeks ago,

Dan Meyer described his experience of completing 88 practice sets in Khan Academy's eighth-grade online mathematics course. His goal was to document the types of evidence the Khan Academy asked students to produce of their mathematical understanding. Dan's findings were disappointing: He concludes that 74% of the Khan Academy's eighth-grade questions were either multiple choice or required nothing more than …

Continue Reading ›› *We were so impressed by Jamila Riser's talk at NCSM a couple of years ago that we asked her to present an Ignite! for us this year. Now, we've asked her to guest blog so we can share even more about the amazing work she's doing in Delaware. Jamila is the Director of the Delaware … Continue Reading ››* *The Web Sketchpad and Math Education Blog*