Tangent Article

December 12, 2019

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  Yes, I will dive in and look for more research on developmental mathematics… twitter got me a link to an article about how the more dual enrollment studetns you have in your gateway course, the worse people who aren’t dual enrolled will do.   They did a whole lot of filtering and weeding to deal […]

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Almost sharable

December 11, 2019

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  (so I’ll share it here)   — this post on the International Dyslexia Association’s page about math and programs.    I *usually* agree with those 3 tenets on the side:   Learn the facts!  It’s okay to know one way to do a problem, not a zillion and … if it’s complex, mnemonics get you access to […]

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Chilly winds ;)

December 10, 2019

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tl/dr:   boring daily minutiae I re-upped the bus pass this morning rather than try to skip a month on the annual pass…. it was all of 14 this morning and the forecast says a few degrees warmer tomorrow… and I’m 179 miles away from 5000 on the year.  Also, things are quieter so the lure […]

Finals Week

December 9, 2019

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  … and assorted other “holiday season stuff.”   So, too busy to figure out the “every nth number should have different background” … especially since it wasn’t too busy to make each number with a loop instead of making 100 divs, which … might change everything… and it might not. Read article in Guardian about […]

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Emotions and remembering

December 2, 2019

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  Yes, I’m doing the usual “back from break… where was I?” This   is an abstractshared by Daniel Willingham on Twitter today, indicating that negative words as  stimuli had a bad effect on remembering; neutral ones didn’t.   I didn’t dig out the study (is it basically harder to remember negative things?)… but I peeked at […]

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Pyramids and CSS

November 21, 2019

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  … so, seems the “fifth anniversary upgrade” at FreeCodeCamp  … has issues.   I’m told that it’s “bad timing” that nets me the “can’t log in from that IP address” error message… but … the timing is always bad and while I got in after clearing old files at work, it didn’t work at home.  […]

Saturday!

November 17, 2019

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  Welp, I had said I’d allow 2 hours for figuring out how to open up the next fact when you’re done the first.   It took longer, but I did it… and then realized that for purposes of seeing what it’s about, locking a user into that path would be pretty awful.   I think the […]