Winter 2020-2021 Book Study

Book Study restarting late October 2020!

Note to participants from Karen:

I hope that you and your family are safe and well, and you are doing ok managing this very different school year!

We are restarting the online book study of “Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You’d Had” later this month. New participants are welcome! 

This book is well-suited for “a la carte” reading, so don’t worry if you fell behind last winter or are new to the group. Read Chapter 1 if you haven’t and review Chapters 2-5 at your convenience (not required). We will pick up with Chapter 6 in late October and post discussion prompts every two weeks.

Contact me at with any questions.

Welcome to the Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You'd Had 

Book Study!

Anyone with an interest in improving student understanding is welcome to participate!

Here is a flyer with additional information.  If you have any questions, please e-mail

Discussion prompts will be posted weekly, per the schedule listed below.

Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You'd Had

Publisher's Ordering Info and Book Details


Be sure to purchase your copy of the book soon so you can join the online discussion!

To register and participate in our Book Study,

click here:


Chapter Titles

    • Chapter 1: Breaking the Cycle 
    • Chapter 2: What Do Mathematicians Do? 
    • Chapter 3: Mathematicians Take Risks 
    • Chapter 4: Mathematicians Make Mistakes 
    • Chapter 5: Mathematicians Are Precise 
    • Chapter 6: Mathematicians Rise to a Challenge 
    • Chapter 7: Mathematicians Ask Questions 
    • Chapter 8: Mathematicians Connect Ideas 
    • Chapter 9: Mathematicians Use Intuition 
    • Chapter 10: Mathematicians Reason 
    • Chapter 11: Mathematicians Prove 
    • Chapter 12: Mathematicians Work Together and Alone 
    • Chapter 13: "Favorable Conditions" for All Math Students

    Book Study Schedule 2020-2021                             

    Now through October 30, 2020 Welcome back! 

    Week of Oct. 31            

    Ch. 6 - Mathematicians Rise to a Challenge        

    Week of Nov. 14

    Ch. 7 - Mathematicians Ask Questions

    Week of Nov. 28

    Ch. 8 - Mathematicians Connect Ideas

    Week of Dec. 12

    Ch. 9 - Mathematicians Use Intuition

    Week of Jan. 9, 2021

    Ch. 10 - Mathematicians Reason

    Week of Jan. 23

    Ch. 11 - Mathematicians Prove

    Week of Feb. 6

    Ch. 12 - Mathematicians Work Together and Alone   

    Week of Feb. 20

    Ch. 13 - Favorable Conditions for All Math Students /

    Wrap-up and Feedback   

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