Freezing and fried :)

January 16, 2018

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It’s Friday! I have a new video https://youtu.be/fDHwFI28YCA    — intro to exponents.   It’s 4 and a half minutes which is looong but that’s because of lots of buildup and background.   I’m thinking of doing a shorter version.  Sigh, still don’t have good sound.   Advertisements

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Music and Memorizing

January 16, 2018

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At 2 below zero, snow  & ice on the roads:   a “take the bus” day. Crowded it was — first day of classes at U and Community College and a later start day for me. I’d decided Monday that I needed to learn “Lift Every Voice And Sing” and I’d glanced down at my bag […]

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Algorithms

January 14, 2018

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So a person working w/ second graders wanted to know cute sayings to help the folks *not* always try to borrow.   You bet the responses were all about “NO! NO CUTE SAYINGS!”  and broadened to include algorithms on the NO list. Also suggested were “More on hte top, no need to stop! More on the […]

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More things to try

January 13, 2018

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So… chatted w/ students who are too last-minute to get into classes but they’d be pre-college level classes anyway so they *could* come in for free and by the way people who’ve followed through and done that *have* placed out of the developmental classes. Yes, it’s like a gym membership — the overwhelming majority don’t […]

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Exponents

January 11, 2018

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My bike ride after doing my powerpoint about exponents inspired me to do the necessary translation to de-escalate my verbal logic stuff and bring in the visuals.   The trick will be to find a way to make a *story* out of the stuff anyway. Yes, I still want a graphic novel math learning experience 😉  […]

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puny gifs :)

January 8, 2018

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   Okay, these *are* puny (that’s double-sized).    It’s all relative 🙂 Still, I’ve got the visual concept. I only speculate that the other gif — the exploding one — might help with the attention needed to preclude Going Back To Just Multiplying, though probably more important is an active learning experience that the gifs […]

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GIMP :)

January 8, 2018

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  My first animated gif from GIMP.    Yes, it’s Powerpoint season — exponents are lesson 1.6 in Modumath and I want a little more visual and concrete than they’ve got.  That took about half an hour… we’ll see   … now that I can see that it works I’ll explode the 3 and have it […]

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