Today’s rabbit hole :)

February 19, 2017

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Okay, I’ll go out for a real bike ride today ’cause it’s in the sixties… but for this window I’m going to just go out and survey what colleges are doing in developmental mathematics.  AS in:   What are people looking for? I’m recalling the research at the school where the teachers needed to be […]

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Books!

February 18, 2017

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Still looking for my copy of “Becoming the Math Teacher you Wish You Had” — and unable to figure out why I can’t get into Kindle to read it that way since I paid for both. My copy of “Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy” arrived yesterday.   Page […]

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New Computer!

February 17, 2017

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I  know in the past, new computers meant lots of labor rebuilding defaults, and now most of that stuff is “in the cloud,” but… there are still Things. Still, I have designed a modified “opening day activity”  with students in a basic arithmetic course. I’ve tripped over some “how to make online courses” pages on […]

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Equations and Inequalities

February 17, 2017

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This is worth the close read to get people from being more than a statistical category, and past “improvements were made.”   It challenges me, because I could slip into agreeing with the people they mention who think lower achievers should be the higher priority…but there’s that “extreme racial homogeneity” problem.  This article includes  that students […]

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OER + UDL

February 16, 2017

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A busy Thursday but happily including testimony that ‘when I walked in here I didn’t understand any of this, and now I have it!’   🙂 I’m reading Katie Novak and Tom Thibodeau’s “OER in the Cloud” book (which, CAST, doesn’t get found from searching your site! I had to go to the publishing site), […]

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More about credit recovery

February 16, 2017

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AIR.org tweets an infographic about the “credit recovery” I already blogged a bit about.   It states that future success in math courses was the same whether online or FTF.   The report has the rate at about 50% for passing Geometry the next year.   The infographicshows that 66% of online folks passed the course […]

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Just another Connect thing.

February 13, 2017

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How to change 1/2 into a percent? You say 1/2 x 100  and you get 200/4. No, that’s not a student’s idea.   That’s the “explanation” from Connect.   You be the judge.  

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