by Lacie Taylor | Feb 20, 2017 | Uncategorized

I alternate between “you” and “your learner/ student” when I’m addressing my reader. While I do have adult students, I know that most of my students are grade-school kids and most of my clients (who pays) are their parents. However, one of my missions is for students...
by Lacie Taylor | Feb 10, 2017 | Uncategorized

Happy is most important! My whole practice method was developed on the premise that MOST of us (both “math-minded” and not) will end up frustrated by math trying to learn it with the minimal practice that is offered in the classroom. And not the healthy kind of...
by Lacie Taylor | Jan 27, 2017 | Uncategorized

This week, let’s dig into the Math For Keeps Glossary! In these glossary segments, I’ll explore the different terms and concepts that are central to the Math For Keeps approach to mastery. Skill-building: An approach to teaching and learning that works...
by Lacie Taylor | Jan 11, 2017 | Uncategorized

“Many of us think that math is hard, but, as Cheng makes clear, math is actually designed to make difficult things easier.” I read this on the book jacket of one of my Christmas presents, How to Bake Pi: An Edible Exploration of the Mathematics of Mathematics by...
by Lacie Taylor | Dec 20, 2016 | Uncategorized

Grades can be a misleading way to know if your learner knows the material. Maybe they got extra points for attending office hours, maybe the test was graded on a curve, maybe they crammed and knew the material in that snapshot of time, but do not have lasting mastery...
by Lacie Taylor | Nov 23, 2016 | Uncategorized

Well, I fell in love again… with the annual We Are Girls Conference. It happens every November, and is the most wonderful event, with the loveliest most empowering messages for young women and girls. I get weepy thrills just walking through the doors every...