Posts by mbabbitt

Math in Real Life (MIRL)

by mbabbitt on Jun 09, 2022

Math teachers know that providing real world context for mathematical concepts is so important for student engagement and understanding. Students focus and retain information better if the ideas...

Should we teach Tau instead of Pi?

by mbabbitt on Jun 16, 2021

In the last 20 years, a growing movement has been calling for Pi (π or 3.14…) to be replaced by Tau (τ), which equals 2π or about 6.28. Students should be taught Tau, the argument goes, because it...