My sister says :)

November 29, 2021

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We chatted a bit about math over the hols and my sister agreed that a conceptual course in math that included proportional reasoning would be amazing, and how she had been able to answer all kinds of questions expecting ‘higher’ math with it. And YAY! I found a “math moments” section — Kyle Pearce and […]

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Saturday!

November 20, 2021

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Must be holiday time b/c I’m not seeing a bunch of math tweets. So I have to blog to procrastinate 🙂 Last week a nearby community college talked about “new collar” jobs. A year or three and you can be making 6 figures or close to it. I searched and an article about it shows […]

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Back inthe saddle article N + 1 with a twist

November 12, 2021

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… okay, trying not to get distracted by a video about the blazing ones and how that movie affected the western industry… Heater works 🙂 Looked at Geogebra and the IM course thinking “maybe that would be a good framework” but I don’t see it working as is. So! Next is to figure out if […]

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traction???

November 8, 2021

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Sitting at my desk at home, hoping the heater will be in soon (but it’s been an hour since the guy went on a “parts run” for some gas fittings… ) pretending that I’m being productive. (I should have acted like I was working from home and done the “line up the focus” bike ride…) […]

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Folk Music

November 6, 2021

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Rose Bowl Tavern had a “toss in a cover charge to the food bank” event and I got there for the last band, and it was a delightful assortment that took me straight back to those oh, 30 years of Saturdays with Mary Cliff. Bartender was about “oh, yea, daylight saving ends” and I didn’t […]

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3-post day, yea!!

November 5, 2021

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I want students to be able to identify times tables from pictures, but you can’t do two numerical blanks. Okay, I did figure that out in JavaScript so maybe the next task is to figure out if I ccan import JavaScript. Sigh, it’s time “not getting things any closer to usable,” though. BUT BUT BUT […]

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Visual organizing

November 5, 2021

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My plan is, in my spare time of which I have none, is to make another “name it frame it” movie about taking math procedures and making them less intimidating by organizing them visually. Yes, we have to make sure we don’t toss out comprehension, but these are pretty *perfect* examples of scenarios where if […]

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Had been spoiled

November 5, 2021

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Reminded again today what it’s like to work in a Business Like Setting in a rigidly constrained institution. In CAS — no, it wasn’t utopia!!! — but there was a concerted, consistent effort to bring out the best in us all and accept and embrace quirks and differences, with lots of discussions about making things […]

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Desmos!

November 5, 2021

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Tina Cardone tweeted about their “Computation Layer Monthly.” The “computation layer” is where people like you and I could go in and get deeper into things like programming with Desmos. I’ve resisted to keep working with HTML5 and JavaScript. Seems lots of people asked them to please have an option to check something as “right” […]

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It’s been real!

November 4, 2021

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So, Woodin Wednesday had 5 people viewing it which … I need to process. DOn’t people want ot know how to teach math so people GET IT???? I think of him as a celebrity. I’m *pretty* sure lots of others do, too. I mean, if he’s at a conference people come, right? Sigh, it’s chilly. […]

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