Publications

Here is a list of books, articles, and presentations by Bobson. Interviews and media mentions of Bobson are on the Press page.

Books

Practical Algebra: A Self-Teaching Guide, 3rd edition (co-author), Hoboken: Wiley, forthcoming.

“Overcoming Students’ Math Anxiety,” in From Failure to Success: Teachers Describe What They Learn from Mistakes, Rowman & Littlefield, 2021.

The Math Teacher's Toolbox: Hundreds of Practical Ideas to Support Your Students (co-author), San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2020. 

Articles

"Using Project-Based Learning in Math Classes," Education Week, April 6, 2021.

"Using Online Whiteboards to Boost Student Engagement and Confidence in Math," Edutopia, March 24, 2021.

"A Model for Setting Up Group Work in High School Math," Edutopia, January 12, 2021.

"A Culturally Responsive Approach to Students' Math Anxiety," Education Week, December 18, 2020.

"Learning the Difference Between Tools We Can Use and Tools We Should Use," Education Week, November 29, 2020.

"Avoiding Common Mistakes in Motivating Students to Do Math," Edutopia, October 22, 2020.

"Tiered Activities Make Math More Inclusive," MiddleWeb, June 2, 2020.

"How to Assess Students' Math Skills Remotely," Classroom Q&A with Larry Ferlazzo, Education Week, May 8, 2020.

"Math Instruction in the Age of the Coronavirus," Classroom Q&A with Larry Ferlazzo, Education Week, May 7, 2020.

"Writing Has Improved Our Teaching," Classroom Q&A with Larry Ferlazzo, Education Week, April 18, 2020.

"What Are Effective Ways to Use Tech in Math Classes?," Classroom Q&A with Larry Ferlazzo, Education Week, March 12, 2019.

"Effective Ways Students Can Teach Their Classmates," Classroom Q&A with Larry Ferlazzo, Education Week, November 16, 2018.

"Ways to Handle a Class that Has Gotten Out of Control," Classroom Q&A with Larry Ferlazzo, Education Week, October 27, 2018.

"Revising Common Core Math Should Be Just the Beginning," Math for America Teacher Voices blog, November 4, 2016.

“How to Make Standardized Tests Fairer,” Washington Post, May 28, 2015.

“Better Teacher Grading,” Letter to the Editor, Queens Chronicle, March 5, 2015.

“Three Things that Our Next Education Commissioner Needs,” Queens Tribune, December 24, 2014.

“Improving Student Reasoning in Geometry” (co-author), Mathematics Teacher, August 2013.

Contributing author, “News Quiz,” The Learning Network blog, New York Times, 2010-2014.

Article reviewer, Mathematics Teacher, 2008-2018.

Book review, Cartoon Corner: Humor-Based Mathematics Activities, edited by Andy Reeves. Mathematics Teacher, May 2008.

Book review, Crimes and Mathdemeanors, by Leigh Hathout, Mathematics Teacher, February 2008.

Presentations

"Lessons Learned from Teaching Math as a Language," NCTM Virtual Conference, February 1-8, 2021.

“Teaching Math as a Language,” New York State Master Teacher Summer 2020 Conference (New York, N.Y.), August 5, 2020.

"Teaching Math as a Language," Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State (AMTNYS) Conference (Rochester, NY), November 15-16, 2019.

"Probability and Statistics Made Easy," Long Island Mathematics Conference (Old Westbury, NY), March 15, 2019.

"Exploring Fractions from Elementary to High School Math," TMCNYC 2018 Conference (New York, NY), August 22, 2018.

"The Meaning of the Mean," Joint Mathematics Meetings, American Mathematical Society Special Session on Communication of Mathematics via Interactive Activities (Baltimore, Md.), January 2014.