Wes Carroll Tutoring & Coaching Blog

I've Been Busy!

I’ve Been Busy!

Gentle readers: It's been a busy autumn.* The math team is doing quite well; we have 44 points out of 60 on the CAML moving ...
Welcome To The Team, Coach

Welcome To The Team, Coach

Just a quick announcement that Urban High School of San Francisco has started a math competition team this year, with yours truly as the coach ...
Problem Of The "Every So Often"

Problem Of The “Every So Often”

An interesting problem came up in conversation with a College Preparatory School freshman the other day, so I thought I'd share it with you: 100! ...
Math Books I Recommend You Read

Math Books I Recommend You Read

Hello from vacation! New York City, as it happens. I'm spending the summer emphatically not working, but that doesn't mean I can't enjoy a little ...
Abstract vs. Concrete In Math Education

Abstract vs. Concrete In Math Education

As I see it, the issue that's missing here is this: a good teacher will use examples to illustrate a point, whereas a great teacher ...
Yes, the SAT is important...

Yes, the SAT is important…

...but it isn't that important.(But, just to put the plug in there, BodSAT.com is a good place to go if you're a superstar student and ...
College Gets Expensive In New Ways

College Gets Expensive In New Ways

This is the part of the current overarching financial picture that worries me most: parents simply unable to send their kids to college ...

The Best Game Ever

I've thought for a long time that it would be great if math got the same treatment as sports. I've also thought that that is ...
The Pros And Cons Of Discipline

The Pros And Cons Of Discipline

Yes, one can always take anything too far. But if I had to guess, I'd say that the current average levels of discipline, structure, and ...
"What Good Is Math In The Real World, Anyhow?"

“What Good Is Math In The Real World, Anyhow?”

How about optimizing the deployment of resources during a natural disaster? That sounds pretty useful to me ...