A System of Ninety Equations

Jose Vilson Jose

I barely know what week I’m in right now. We just finished the second marking period and we’re just starting to get into systems of …

Why Learning Math Is Political

Jose Vilson Jose

For my own professional development, I picked up the book Radical Equations: Math Literacy and Civil Rights by Robert Moses. The book equates the struggles …

Unit Plan on Percents

Jose Vilson Jose

I’ll write something meatier later, but here’s my unit plan for percents. Use it however you like. Comment as you need to. Tell me what …

Ace of Bases

Jose Vilson Education, Jose

This week, I’ve taken Greg Tang’s advice from the NCTM Conference and started working with the kids on different bases. And by different bases, I …

The Message

Jose Vilson Education

Part 2 of The Hip-Hop in the Classroom Series: The mainstream rap of today continues to perpetuate the same themes of sex, drugs, and violence …

Penny Harvest Math

Jose Vilson Education

Ah, I’m taking a breather from politics. Not that I don’t like duking it out with different individuals on my beliefs, but because I like …

The Common Factor

Jose Vilson Education

“The mediocre teachers tell. The good teachers explain. The superior teachers demonstrate. The great teachers inspire.” – my good friend Indira, who quoted someone else, …

Crazy Eights

Jose Vilson Jose

Borrowed from J. Dakar: The Rules: 1. We have to post these rules before we give you the facts. 2. Players start with eight random …

The Divisibility Theorem

Jose Vilson Jose

*** I thought maybe some of my readers wouldn’t know some of this number theory I’m presenting here with this poem. Basically, the fundamental theorem …