another article not about math

September 19, 2021

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… except it might be. Preston Cooper, a “visiting fellow at the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity,” has penned an article: Why Free Community College Solves the Wrong Problem. I wondered what it would be about 😉 Okay, he starts by implying that community college is so cheap that nobody really has to pay […]

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N + 1 article

September 18, 2021

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Oh, boy oh boy, another article about how we Just Shouldn’t Place Anybody In Developmental Math. “Maximizing Math Throughput of Students Who Did Not Complete Algebra 2 in High School.” Wow, that was the title? There was lots of analysis but if this were an essay, then I’d expect there to be oh, perhaps more […]

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Firday!

September 10, 2021

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(I saw that on a sign somewhere yesterday.) So! When I try to do “styles” in Moodle, it gets erased from the source, but I’m going to at least see if I can do a truly inline thing, but talk about tedious 😛 ) Welp, no, I am NOT. I will just link to the […]

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6:15

September 6, 2021

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Welp, I really. was. Productive. today, insofar that I *did* put together a whole powerpoint about why to create a math class and ideas for it and what we already did. I need to process exactly what to do with it, because what it would probably do right now is Simply. Overwhelm. but also give […]

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September 6, 2021

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Park, T., Woods, C. S., Hu, S., Bertrand Jones, T., & Tandberg, D. (2018). What Happens to Underprepared First-Time-in-College Students When Developmental Education is Optional? The Case of Developmental Math and Intermediate Algebra in the First Semester. Journal of Higher Education, 89(3), 318–340. https://doi.org/10.1080/00221546.2017.1390970 Okay, this is going to be a very brief skim. I already read […]

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September 6, 2021

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So! Fyfe, E. R., Matthews, P. G., & Amsel, E. (2020). College developmental math students’ knowledge of the equal sign. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 104(1), 65–85. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10649-020-09947-2 (I’m “at the library” online and signed in, so these are probably limited access. To the best of my knowledge, anybody can get an account to get this access at […]

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N + 1

September 6, 2021

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Same N + 1 as yesterday, I”m glad to say 😛 Catching up for an hour or two on “articles about developmental education.” Anderson, P., Pribesh, S., & Williams, M. R. (2020). A Matched-Samples Comparison of Pass Rates for Students Coenrolled in Developmental Education and College-Level Math Compared to Similar Non-Coenrolled Students. Community College Enterprise, 26(2), 24–36. […]

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N + 1

September 5, 2021

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No, not “people will really get in trouble for stuff this time” in politics, but they’re trying to find a teacher for the “Transitions” math class and it was suggested that we review its content. For a full minute I went the “oh, how shall I defend its content,” but then I got over that. […]

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well, i know more

September 3, 2021

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So when I make a question w/ random numbers, I have to save datasets. I click where it says to do that. However, there’s no “save question” option, and the little chart about my variables says there aren’t any datasets, so it doesn’t work. Time to Try A Differnet Browser. Okay, it seems it will […]

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“microaggressions”

September 3, 2021

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So, we’re supposed to be welcome welcome welcome up here in the Learning Commons. People came to CAS to do their homework. Often they didn’t need tutoring — but they *did* need a Place With Computer And A Good Vibe. Welp, the computers here open up to the library page and there are big ol’ […]

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