John Vogel

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3 Easy Steps to Making Math a Daily Routine at Home

Posted by John Vogel on July 31, 2020

We all know that very familiar adage, practice makes perfect—or as my third-grade teacher liked to say, practice makes permanent. It’s an all-too-familiar phrase that perfectly sums up the idea that the more you work on something, the better you get at it over time. Ask any expert, no matter what their particular field of expertise, and they will tell you the exact same thing. They got to where they are today by making their field of expertise a daily discipline and working on it every single day.

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Topics: math, distance learning, at-home

Math Chats, Going Beyond the Answer

Posted by John Vogel on March 27, 2020

BRIDGING THE STUDENT GAP BETWEEN THE PROBLEM AND THE SOLUTION 

As teachers, it is easy for us to get caught up in the solution to a math problem and focus simply on that. But for our students, there needs to be more to it than that.

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Topics: math, math chats

5 Fun and Educational Ways to Celebrate Pi Day

Posted by John Vogel on March 09, 2020

Yes, we all know that Pi Day on March 14th is a fun excuse to eat one of the best desserts ever, but it’s also a great time to recognize just how irrationally awesome the number pi is.

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Topics: math