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The Algebra Project

May 27, 2010

0 I think it’s described as more “different” than it is. THey’re having a summer institute down in Carbondale.  I think I’m glad that I’m already signed up for Making Math Real, since that more directly applies to what I’m doing, I *think.*  I hope 😉

Fractions, Fractions, who’s got the fractions?

May 26, 2010

0 Don’t forget that one 🙂

Brain Tired :)

May 20, 2010


Usually these three weeks between the end of spring semester and the beginning of “full summer” semester are very quiet.  Yes, a handful of students come down to the lab in those 3-week intensive courses, but it’s a great time to get all kinds of things done … except that I so seldom do, especially […]

math with larry

May 20, 2010

0 Just had a glance, but like what I see so far.  As in, the explanation of division shows something being divided 😉 this one uses tiles 🙂

khan academy

May 19, 2010


khan academy has been getting lauds for being a way anybody can get good instruction. So, let’s see what it has to say about multiplication! I really like that it confronts those visual things students do that those of us who attribute meaning to the symbols don’t do.  He notes that when we add 2 […]

My Brain Is Getting Full

May 14, 2010

0 Yet another (more current) source saying that “conversation” is *key.*

Math and narrative

May 3, 2010


We’ve all heard people say “people will learn math better if it relates to real life.”  There is, I suspect, a whopping assumption that most people kinda sorta mean the same thing when they say that.  Hmmm… in the 8 minutes I have left, I can’t go there yet, because the question that burbled through […]