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April 21, 2010


Looks like I get to do that Fastt Math training 🙂 I went to a Ted Hasselbring session at the TRLD conference a while back (and yea, okay, I just have to figure out a way to get to that again.  Hey, could they like do it in a complementary fashion for some makingmathreal training? […]

Creepin’ forward

April 19, 2010


I have done (why cant I use apostrophes?) a powerpoint for the tens times tables and am mostly done the sixes.  No, that is not the order I would present them in, but I wanted an easy one and a hard one so people could get a taste of what it is andsay whether they […]

Another urrgh link…

April 16, 2010


So, I’m seeing what’s “out there”  with Google “search the blogs” for how to practice times tables (remembering 1998 and searching books and websites for “teacher tips” on different ways to practice spelling and not finding any!).  I find  a fair number of posts on blogs about people trying to convince someone that learning the […]

Link o’ the day

April 13, 2010

0 When this guy (Richard Allington, whose articles I’ve beenr eading for years) said Response to Intervention is our “last, best hope,” I thought… okay, he’s bought the hogwash.  Then he said “but only if we start doing it right.”   He said out loud that a: lots of K & 1 grade teachers really don’t […]

“still strugglin'”

April 9, 2010


… that’s the comment of the student coming in at 8:00 sharp to keep practicing those skills.  I think “striving” could have been put in that phrase…

another math site

April 8, 2010

2  – “multiplication tool” It’s kinda cool… you drag the numbers over to where they’d go in the problem, which is something I want to know how to do in flash rather badly. On the down side is that, of course, it’s 100% completely symbolic and abstract, doesn’t have any teaching at all, and the […]

About that library association link

April 6, 2010


So far, I’m less than impressed.  Extremely less than impressed.  This article purports that it “explains several ways to assess a student’s progress and level of determination based on their responses to failure.”   Goes on to say that if a student says “I can’t,” or says negative things, that their determination may be suffering.  Oh, […]

Link of the day

April 5, 2010

0 This bears reviewing.  There are an awful lot of librarians of the “show them good books and they’ll know how to read” school of thought … interesting that they’ve got math in there, too, and at least there they advocate PREPARATION as a critical tool for combating anxiety.