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math is not a crime

December 29, 2011

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Hacking through cyberspace, I have been. I’ve found “math for grownups” (http://www.mathforgrownups.com ) and “the math mom” (http://www.themathmom.com), and “elevated math.” I’m afraid I deposited my apprehensions about the Magic of Flipped Classrooms on that blog, and once again got the feeling of that void between People Who KNow and Love Math and … the […]

Link o’ the day…

December 27, 2011

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For a shorter reading, omit the passages in brackets 🙂 (I’ve been trying to keep better track of how I find things. This trail: Find the “tools for understanding” at PUget Sound that purports to integrate technology into math — and emphasizes that it’s *not* a curriculum, not to be used sequentially — as in, […]

“why can’t students get the concept of math?”

December 27, 2011

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I’ve uploaded that article from the International Dyslexia Association’s Perspectives on Language and Literacy. Print versions of that included a generous permission statement; now, there’s nothing to be seen. The author replied to my email saying sharing was fine with her tho’ she wasn’t sure she was the one to ask. The article doesn’t say […]

dyscalculia no more

December 26, 2011

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… http://www.unicog.org/main/pages.php?page=NumberRace I found this in my tainted search for things about dyscalculia (discalculia?). First I found a “review” site that was painfully translated and noted that no, this site didn’t actually review products, but did remote statistical analyses and gave a rating based on that, and hey, this one had good numbers so maybe […]

Discalculia

December 26, 2011

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… it’s an interesting search term. I shouldn’t be surprised at how many scraper sites use it with clickable links on 30 day loans in the midst of garbled phrases. ‘Tis the Monday of “Christmas Break.” I’m accountable to nobody 🙂 Think it’s time for a quick bike ride and then some focused time on […]

separating anxiety from math

December 24, 2011

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Scoop.it linked me to an article about how, if you're anxious about math, if you get your frontal and parietal lobes going you'll do just about as well as that other person who isn't anxious (as long as you're all right-handed -- lefties were excluded) ; I have no idea what kind of site where […]

Minor revelation

December 24, 2011

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Well, not minor to me 😉 I’ve struggled with why folks who tout “throw away traditional math instruction! We need more problem-solving!” just don’t make me want to stand up and join them. For that matter, the “we need to bring back real teaching and actually have kids learn the tiems tables!” people don’t either. […]