Browsing All Posts published on »October, 2014«

Oh, well…

October 31, 2014

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Silly me.   Somebody was getting the same error message as I and asked for advice on StackOverflow … and the suggestion was to go to “project” and click on “clean.” Well, I’m cleaned out, all right.  It’s removed basic … I don’t have the vocabulary, but… libraries of stuff or somethign.   I’m going […]

The difference between you and me…

October 30, 2014

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This is inspired by a teacher frustrated that her Alg.2 students tripped over x – .25x. I remember being one of those students.   I looked at that problem and it made. no. sense. This was one of many, many times though that had I the too common mindset, I’d have gone down a “math makes […]

Reading Comprehension and Math Problem Solving

October 28, 2014

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When I interviewed to work at The New Community School, I asked with incredulity:  Did they *teach* reading comprehension?  I’d found lots of resources that provided practice… at various levels… but for as long as I’d remembered, you just understood what stuff said, or you asked about the thing you were reading… I learned to […]

The mother lode or the other node…

October 27, 2014

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Well, the ‘mother lode’ isn’t going to be a direct hit. Hopefully I can figure out my “SharedPreferences” problems … but I spent most of the day getting other things done while things reloaded, since things are just structured in ways that don’t work on my Eclipse and I’m thinking it’s because I’m still in […]

Geekasms

October 24, 2014

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Well, not really… but I think I’ve found the Mother Lode of tutorials that do *what I need to do.*   So, I got my bars to animate with the ValuesAnimator tutorial… and now I’ve found one that hopefully will show me how to properly do SharedPreferences so that I can make a game… and […]

justfound resource

October 24, 2014

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Okay, my favorite of the available resources for teaching math to my basic folks is Modumath ( http://www.modumath.org ) … but our tech folks are trying to revive it and, in the meantime, someone posted that the reason she got “honors” ranking on the GED was http://www.greenemath.com so I am checking it out. I’m delighted […]

small victories

October 23, 2014

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The “What do I do ???!!!” Well, what is it asking for? “pr… p… oh, perimeter…. ” and what does perimeter mean? “Oh, I just have to add them?” (Now, stumbling over 2 and 23/12 and wanting to know how to get the calculator to figure it out was the other battle… but…)