Browsing All Posts published on »August, 2012«

094, 095, integers and intervals

August 21, 2012

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I didn’t get my animation of interval notation done, and now the students AARE BACK…. and so I explain and draw, individually, and see how interactive animated stuff would be so handy… except that when I can see that most clearly is when I’m so busy with students that I dont’ have time to do […]

anthropomorphism

August 16, 2012

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… somebody else does it, too 🙂  https://sites.google.com/site/taylorspolynomials/series/openbar … and gets in those classic mathy puns (sounds obtuse… that’s a cute way to put it…) … He has an entry into #mtt2k, too, which is quite pithy.   Yes, the lesson he picked has basic errors (says “inverse” when he means reciprocal) and the sloppy language […]

mtt2k

August 16, 2012

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I toyed with making oh, a dozen more critiques of Khan Academy videos… starting with addition… but I think I’ll just mention a few pedagogical issues I have (a.k.a. “trashing” to some).     I remember loving spelling lessons.   THere were always a few exceptions in there and I’d analyze them to death and figure out […]

The twitterblogosphere

August 15, 2012

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   I received the prompt(s) for the “get out and blog” group.   I appreciate this because I can drift away from blogging and it really helps me to keep the “long view” in what I’m doing. I also appreciate a choice of prompts, some geared towards K-12 schoolteachers and other more vague ones that folks […]

radicals and powers.

August 15, 2012

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Okay, if you’re just looking for how to get a square root symbol from your computer, if you’re in Word 2007 or 2010, click on “Insert” tab… then find “equation” ‘way over on the right hand side, and then skim across the toolbar to find “radical expression.”   Now, aren’t you glad you saw my blog […]

Object Oriented

August 14, 2012

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   Spent the week in the mountains — not as much hiking as last year, when we tackled Bear Church Rock as well as “backwards” Old Rag   This year it was Big Meadows and for me just the “regular” trip up to the summit and back. I reconciled my reluctance to do the rock scramble […]

mtt2k on the way

August 13, 2012

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…. I”m back in Internet land, after a week in the woods of Virginia — I had phone access for a bit on top of Old Rag Mountain, and that was it.    My google search had a “hit” for mtt2k — a post from Dan Meyer about his entry about Sal Khan doing an […]