Multiply subtract multiply subtract

September 29, 2016

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Fortunately, for this student that’s not spewing him into Overwhelm. It’s an ALEKS word problem type;  “There were N houses on sale.   x/y of them were sold one week.   Of the ones remaining, a/b were sold the next week. How many are left?” He’s a ‘sense maker’ — so he wanted to know […]

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Today’s fantasy

September 27, 2016

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During the morning before things went nuts… oh, a grant to fund a gathering of four or five math peeps with unlimited art supplies to design and deliver awesome conceptual visuals.

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How To Do THe *** Pool Problem From 072

September 27, 2016

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“Water is flowing out of a garden hose at a rate of 10 gallons per minute into a circular swimming pool that has a diameter of 16 feet. How fast is the water rising in the pool in inches per minute?   Hint:  The area of a circle is pi r squared (done in proper […]

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Atom Fail.

September 25, 2016

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So I’m having the usual complete frustration with things computer.   I thought I’d installed Atom successfully but I have no idea where it actually *is* on the computer.   The setup ?  Oh, that landed in ONE DRIVE.   Yea, that makes sense, NOT. Oops, you can’t undo your accidental click so … it’s […]

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Can’t run from Chicago and be safe…

September 25, 2016

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… so we have a significant number of students who come here because “too many young men die in Chicago.”   One student wrote in an essay last week about leaving because “you can’t sit on your porch any more.” Last night a fight broke out in an apartment in Campustown in Champaign.   They […]

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No tag, you’re not it

September 24, 2016

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  Today was definitely a day to support “need more of us!”   — so I’ve got students needing help on their psych papers (becasue the writing lab closes at 2:00 on Fridays), and a brand new student who seriously does well with support … but needs support… (Yes, I do it better than most), […]

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Ivory Towers

September 22, 2016

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http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-09-22/parkland-trustees-approve-553-million-budget.html “Trimble insisted that the quality of education at Parkland, where enrollment is down 3 percent from last fall, ‘will not be affected.'” “I would guess that as a student you may have to stand in some lines longer, especially at the beginning of the semester when you’re trying to pay your fees, or things […]

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