Reading Comprehension and Math Problem Solving

October 28, 2014

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When I interviewed to work at The New Community School, I asked with incredulity:  Did they *teach* reading comprehension?  I’d found lots of resources that provided practice… at various levels… but for as long as I’d remembered, you just understood what stuff said, or you asked about the thing you were reading… I learned to […]

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The mother lode or the other node…

October 27, 2014

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Well, the ‘mother lode’ isn’t going to be a direct hit. Hopefully I can figure out my “SharedPreferences” problems … but I spent most of the day getting other things done while things reloaded, since things are just structured in ways that don’t work on my Eclipse and I’m thinking it’s because I’m still in […]

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Geekasms

October 24, 2014

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Well, not really… but I think I’ve found the Mother Lode of tutorials that do *what I need to do.*   So, I got my bars to animate with the ValuesAnimator tutorial… and now I’ve found one that hopefully will show me how to properly do SharedPreferences so that I can make a game… and […]

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justfound resource

October 24, 2014

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Okay, my favorite of the available resources for teaching math to my basic folks is Modumath ( http://www.modumath.org ) … but our tech folks are trying to revive it and, in the meantime, someone posted that the reason she got “honors” ranking on the GED was http://www.greenemath.com so I am checking it out. I’m delighted […]

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small victories

October 23, 2014

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The “What do I do ???!!!” Well, what is it asking for? “pr… p… oh, perimeter…. “ and what does perimeter mean? “Oh, I just have to add them?” (Now, stumbling over 2 and 23/12 and wanting to know how to get the calculator to figure it out was the other battle… but…)

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Yes! The Bar counts itself!

October 23, 2014

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Okay, there are things to figure out… but I got my app so that if I enter a number to “show” on the number line, it will count itself forward. It’s got to be an integer at this point, which I think is okay. I heeded the advice of pskink at StackOverflow as far as […]

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“same idea, different name” — little more info

October 21, 2014

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Before the long part, one thing that one of my students invented that I share to do is to draw a little jiggly line down the page from the equals sign where students would be writing the steps.   I also dramatize the idea of it being like a “balance.”   I know a teacher […]

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