A Math Teacher who Writes (or a Writer who DOES MATH).
Charles Bukowski said: "I write because I don't know what I think until I read what I say"
Seems like a perfectly fine rationale to me.
I've taught that unit many times, and was impressed on how CPM Algebra Connections builds an understanding of rates of change before just throwing "slope is rise over run" at them. It takes some patience, particularly with students who have already been introduced to slope from previous teachers, but I thought it was worth it.
I agree. Patience, patience, patience. The RISE over RUN issue is huge. I ask my students what slope means and that is what they answer, even when I have never mentioned it!
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