Build Math Confidence April 2022 Volume 155
Upcoming Math Education Events
Global Math Department
Even pre-covid, Math teachers have built community online through #iteachmath and #mtbos on Twitter and every other Tuesday night at 9PM Eastern Time. "The Global Math Department community has grown into a multi-faceted group of math educators who love to share their ideas related to teaching and learning mathematics."
Tune in on April 5th for Reigniting Our Passion: Ten Tips to Thrive Post-Pandemic (are we there yet) will feature Sean Nank and host Leigh Notaro.
The Imperfect and Unfinished Math Teacher
Professional development for teachers is often not helpful so Chase Orton encourages educators to observe and learn from one another ("The system won't do it for us. But we have each other."). With a strong endorsement and foreword by Steve Leinwand, this book is a call to action for teachers to visit one another's classrooms and "learn how to see math class from the students' perspective".
Orton speaks from his own experience with "Boredom in my classroom is my teaching nightmare. I want my students to be engaged in mathematics that inspires." For over a dozen years, I have visited Math classrooms in and around New York City. While I am there to observe and evaluate, it is always a learning opportunity!
The New SAT: 2024
Starting in 2024, the SAT will go digital and will become an adaptive test which means it
"will automatically select an appropriate difficulty level for the questions you are presented based on your previous responses". There will no longer be a non-calculator section and students will be able to access the approved calculator right in the test environment.
It has been an experience to be able take the SAT every couple years (most recently October 2021) during the Question and Answer Service tests in October, March or May.
The QAS has been compliant in response to California and New York's Truth in Testing. On a personal note, I am wondering if I will still be able to take the SAT as they will no longer release exams since each student's exam will be unique.

Brain Puzzler: Online Version Here (enter "16984")
For the answer to March's Brain Puzzler click here
Thanks, Robin the Math Lady Schwartz