The Sieve

July 20, 2017

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The very last lesson in Chapter 1 in Modumath is about prime numbers. It could and should be a delightful review and summary of division.   It feels like what it probably is — isolated from division.   I found this video that explains the sieve of Eratosthenes and it’s long but includes explaining that […]

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Chomping :)

July 19, 2017

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Chomping at the bit a little.   13 degrees this a.m. , so I made my way down the icy sidewalks to grab the bus at Race & Green.   It was “melted stomped on snow” ice, though, not “freezing rain glaze” ice, so I could go at a good pace and only took to […]

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Fast Track Math N+1 push

July 17, 2017

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http://www.timesdaily.com/news/education/camp-aims-to-improve-math-scores/article_72385c02-4415-5510-afaa-f35fe19c4a33.html “It is going to take a student about 16 hours, and if they can put that kind of time and dedication in, we think they will see a vast improvement,” said Beth Brewer, math lab coordinator and director of developmental education at Northwest-Shoals. It’s cool that they’re getting students in and in the habit […]

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Design approaches

July 14, 2017

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Just looked at the latest upload  from MathIsPower4U (James Sousa).   I realized at the opening screen that yes, it starts like  Khan Academy and ALEKS.   “Here’s a math problem you might be assigned; here’s how to do it.” Kinda goes against the “let’s make math meaningful!”  but… later about that. That said, it’s *very* […]

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GIMP

July 13, 2017

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I have decided to keep track of the stuff I’m learning in GIMP and perhaps share it with people (and at least have a trail I can go back to when I can’t remember something).  Could there be collaborating teachers making things like cool images? Or is the learning curve not worth it? First thing […]

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Marble Slides R Us :)

July 13, 2017

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Student in Math Literacy came in for help “on the computer part” of the course.  Well, Connect has been a source of frustration… a student asked “what does it want me to do?” and I had to answer “reach in and fix the program — it’s wrong again,” as we just asked it for the […]

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Do unto others… or not :)

July 12, 2017

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Okay, having read _Lower Ed_ and absorbed that people responded well to … making appointments and seeing people… I’ve switched from “it’s amazing! You can do this online and don’t have to go anywhere!”   (my perspective… so if we were talking golden rule…) Well, it seems (an aha! d’oh… I should have known…) that […]

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