The Return of Navid

Navid, who lives in Dubai with his family most of the time, rejoined our group this week, and will be with us through the end of the year. We are thrilled to have him back! Here are his thoughts on the subject: “As some of you know, I recently returned back to Miquon after I […]

Visualizing for Understanding

Understanding mathematical operations is about seeing and understanding how and why they work, not about taking someone’s word for it (a teacher’s, a friend’s, or a textbook’s). While all of that input can be helpful, there is nothing like making the discovery for yourself — constructing your own understanding — for making a concept stick […]

In the Loop

(Ed. On a regular basis, we’ll post a brief glimpse into something that happened in the room that week. At this time of year, these things are likely to be pieces of our routine or curriculum that will be regular features of the year.)   We play thinking games — activities that build our capacity […]