Some might call us passionate…

but I’m going to call us huge nerds!! Last night Mike and I went to dinner with Kristin & Sam (that’s not why we’re dorks! It was great to see them – can’t wait to meet the baby in a couple weeks!!!!). Anyway, we were done with dinner and started driving home. It was only about 8:30 and we couldn’t decide what do to the rest of the night. We tossed around ideas like going to the gym, renting a movie, or reading, but none of them were really exciting us too much. Then Mike suggested “We could download a trial version of Math Type.” Immediately I was super excited!! Math Type is an add-on to Microsoft Word that allows you to type mathematically. Most of you have probably never tried to write math problems in Word, but let me tell you, it stinks!! I recently tried Math Type at school because my cooperating teacher has it on her computer. We researched it and found out you can get a free 30 day trial. So at 8:30 on a Friday night we raced home to download the free trial and spent the night creating fractions and equations with trig functions. Ahhhh, a Friday night well spent.

The complete nerdiness does not end there. Earlier this week we decided to become members of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. With this membership we get access to mathematical journals from the last like 10 years. Wow! Talk about information overload! So tonight both Mike and I are downloading article after article about teaching math, investigative ideas, sample lessons, innovative approaches to content and I even found an article about math based card tricks (woo hoo!).

So there you have it. I’m a nerd.

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