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Stan Yoshinobu
Math Professor, Math Educator, Hiking, Photography
Math Professor, Math Educator, Hiking, Photography

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Summer 2017: One Down, Three IBL Workshops to GO
The DePaul Team just completed workshop #1 of 3.  This summer the strategy is to spread IBL workshops across the nation, with the first one at DePaul University, Chicago, the second at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA, and the third in Upstate NY at Nazareth Co...

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Assigning Seats in College Math Class? Yes, It Makes Sense Sometimes
Most college courses do not have assigned seating. It's not part of the culture to assign seats in math classes at the college level.  There exist courses (say labs), when students are assigned a station.  So why did I assign seats last term and go against ...

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Teaching with (Selective) Silence
"It's not the notes you play, but in the silence between them."  --  Miles Davis By silence I mean  selective silence  at key moments. The technique described in this post is a variation on Think-Pair-Share or alternatively "Teaching with Your Mouth Shut" b...

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IBL Min-Conference at MathFest 2017
Here's a note from Alison Marr, Southwestern University and Patrick Rault, University of Arizona. Alison and Patrick are conference co-chairs of the IBL Conference at MathFest 2017, and are putting together the program for this year. Interested in learning ...

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Part 2: Dr. Esselstein's Students
The following interviews are five of Dr. Esselstein's students mentioned in Part 1 of the interview. Five CSUMB students, five wonderful stories! Transformative experiences are highlighted by the IBL community. Those of us who have used IBL methods in our c...

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Part 1: IBL Instructor Interview: Dr. Rachel Esselstein
This blog post is an interview in a Q&A style. In this edition, I interview Dr. Rachel Esselstein, University High School in San Francisco.  Her experiences teaching at both the university level and high school level, gives her interesting perspectives and ...

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PRIMUS Issue on Teaching Inquiry and JMM Events
Hello IBL Community!  Brian Katz, Augustana College, has shares exiting news for IBL community. Please read below for special issues of PRIMUS and IBL-related events at JMM 2017 in Atlanta, GA. PRIMUS special issue on Teaching Inquiry Elizabeth Thoren and B...

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A Vision for the Future of Active Learning: Professional Development Centers
I've been participating in the Mathematical Association of America's Active Learning Day/Week (#activelearningday), I've shared some videos of students sharing their opinions and experiences in IBL classes. I've also truly enjoyed hearing from my colleagues...

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Does Class Size Matter?
The simple answer is yes . Let's look at some data. An analysis released a couple of years ago by the National Education Policy Center  uses an econometric take on the issue, where they try to disentangle data to find causal links. In their work, share evid...

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Effort and Circumstances in Educational Achievement
The educational achievement by a student is not only a result of personal effort, but is also dependent on  circumstances . Student accomplishments are not acts by a single person, but are also deeply influenced by the circumstances (or environment) in whic...
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