Sorry for “Going Missing”

Hey everyone…so sorry the blog has been quiet this week.  It has been a very trying week as I have been spending 24/7 with my younger son in the hospital where doctor after doctor is struggling to find a way to help him.  I don’t talk much about this here, but my son is severely autistic and managing his care over the years has gotten progressively more difficult.  He has developed some new symptoms that are causing him huge amounts of pain and no one can figure out why.  Seeing our kids suffer is the worst, isn’t it?  Sigh.

Anyway…when I have a few minutes here and there, I have been working on something for WEEKS that I am SO excited about and hope to have ready to share with you by tomorrow.  You know how I feel about pushing kids to persevere and to tackle math challenges–and I think this resource is going to help others see how fun and meaningful it can be to push kids out of their comfort zone!  A huge part of math is attitude and math “behaviors”, and if we can get kids to savor challenging math experiences, we will have a much easier time teaching them rigorous content!  So stay tuned…I have been using these problems with my students and they L-O-V-E them!