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    #LoveMathAgain

    Posted by Butch Jalbert, Mathematics teacher on 11/12/18 8:15 AM

    In my 40 or so years of teaching at Tampa Prep, I have heard a lot of students say, "Math is so hard." I want to give everyone a reason (or 20) to love math again.

    So here we go . . . Math is powerful. You tell me where you are all the time, and I can tell how fast you are going, what direction you are headed, whether you are accelerating and how much! Yep, math is powerful! Here are just a few of the ways off the top of my head: 

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    Topics: Mathematics, Academics

    Using Two Hands:  A Case for Developing Political Awareness

    Posted by Matt Edmonds, History & Social Sciences teacher on 10/29/18 8:30 AM

    Stop by the baseball field some afternoon, and you’re likely to hear me say, “Use two hands!” Since time immemorial, baseball coaches have implored their players to use two hands when catching fly balls. If you played baseball (or softball) when you were younger, you probably heard it as well. You may have even said it to your children when first teaching them how to play catch. More recently, though, I’ve begun to recognize the relevance of this phrase to my work as a history teacher. Allow me to explain.

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    Topics: History & Social Sciences, Community Service, Academics

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