Gems of the Day

July 30, 2015

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It’s not even 10:00 though yes, it’s time to push the Interwebs aside and get to learning the app stuff and doin’ more math practice stuff. https://support.google.com/docs/answer/2375012?hl=en   – Yes, if you use Chrome browser, you can edit Google Docs offline.   I don’t know if it just downloads every blooming thing I had on […]

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Website gripe

July 29, 2015

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TL;DR  — this post is here because the “contact” to LINCS doesn’t let me include a screenshot of my tech issues. So LINCS is a pretty awesome group of adult educators, sharing the stuff you share online w/ people in your field… it has great folks leading different discussion groups and it’s how I got into […]

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More Distractions …

July 28, 2015

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I got into doing the “mirror” homework assignments (if you get a bad grade or 0 on homework, there are ways to get credit for it, and this would be one:   you come down and go over the work with me, with a similar assignment).   I’m on number two — there are *lots* […]

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blow-by-blow

July 27, 2015

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So!  No, I haven’t mastered ignoring The Internet yet but I got to where I could “import samples.”   In the old class notes we imported a simple game so we could see a “working app.”   The “import samples” in Android Studio all seem to be pretty sophisticated examples of the more sophisticated things […]

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Just drill and procedure, folks.

July 26, 2015

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In my twitter feed from @nctm  — that would be the  National Council on Teaching Mathematics: Study confirms that #CommonCore math learning techniques are helpful to students. Okay, now I”m confused.   Why on earth would a “professional” organization of any kind post this kind of filtered, biased article? (It’s a “they just need drill!” […]

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Prayorities ;)

July 24, 2015

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Reflected on (a.k.a. thought about but reflecting sounds so much deeper… except how could that be, when reflections bounce right off the top?) What Would Do The Most Good … and I think that would be a:  get the integer stuff do-able and link-able for when that starts … b:  *get chapter one* of the […]

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Maps with different routes & destinations

July 24, 2015

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Wishing, right now, that I were better at visual imagery. Different people need different things.   I’m putting together math lessons that parallel our “TRN 050″ course — pre-pre-algebra for students who didn’t do well enough on the COMPASS test to place into Pre-algebra.   This means that they didn’t do well on the “pre-algebra […]

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