michael payne

I Don’t Want to Make Kids Hate Reading Anymore

I Don’t Want to Make Kids Hate Reading Anymore

I’ve been doing this for several weeks, and I’ve discovered quite a bit. I’ve seen students struggle with reading much more than I would ever have thought. I mean much more. Quite a few students seem stumped as to what they want to read. It’s as if they can’t remember the last time they were given an option and now are merely waiting for me to choose something for them.

Math as Rhetoric

Math as Rhetoric

Bill Carey states that mathematics most certainly has a grammar, just as language does. For instance, we know how letters, words, and sentences work. They have a concrete system or pattern. In this same way, something like long division also has a “grammar”. Long division has “presumed prescriptive notions about correct use”. So, could mathematics — knowing it has a grammar — also be considered a form of rhetoric?