Browsing All Posts published on »March, 2015«

#dlday

March 6, 2015

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That would be “digital learning day” and this webinar about “co-creating.”   Okay, this is a Google Hangout but … I’m just watching a live youtube. I  wonder about the demographics of the schools where these folks are from.   Granted, budget is mentioned early and often, but (of *course* they’re all white bread) I […]

khan again…

March 5, 2015

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Khan Academy’s New Thing is “LearnStorm.”  No, it has pretty much absolutely, positively nothing to do with the stuff they promoted about Growth Mindset.     It’s back to “how many times did *you* click the right answer?”   Got this email: ” During LearnStorm we’ll be awarding two Monthly Cups for the students, schools […]

#automaticityDreams

March 4, 2015

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Eavesdropping on a conversation and starting a wish list of things I wish students knew automatically. I’d like students to recognize that if the “right answer” is 32.77 and their answer is .3277 that they’re off by a factor of 100. I’d like students to automatically know that multiplying by somethin gbigger than 1 grows […]

Speaking of automaticity

March 4, 2015

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So, I’m looking at http://www.oercommons.org/courses/analyzing-word-problems-involving-multiplication/view   and realizing that this is exactly the kind of lesson where automaticity can make or break the experience for the student. If we’ve really, thoroughly explored parts and wholes in addition and subtraction, and students are basically automatic at recognizing when that’s happening and how to tell the difference between […]

Blending, blending

March 4, 2015

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It’s a mind warp, now that I’m finally putting together a lesson, because I haven’t done that for an actual class in years, and I haven’t taught a *math* lesson to a class … hmmm… since before I really knew how to do it, I suppose… definitely before I knew all the multisensory stuff I […]

Twitter landings

March 3, 2015

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I did a tiny bit of tweeting and then things got really busy here… and then it was 5:00 — and there were 68 replies to that thread and it was still going !   It was about math and special ed and ‘math disabilities’ — but in my humble opinion, it’s not really worth […]

appropriate challenges

March 2, 2015

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That student who thought equal things could have different numbers?   Finding appropriate challenge in this chapter on solving equations, wherein they have to solve those equations one more time, then comb through the chapter and for a whole mess of equations, find them and then say what the variable stands for.   I’m even reasonably […]

Installing Android Studio

March 2, 2015

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I went back and looked at my negative integer app.   Remembered taht I did a lot of work on inheriting number line views, and … haven’t figured out *anything* workable with anything like a ‘quiz’ or game. Decided that … yea, I think this is worth pursuing.   (Even if it’s just brain exercise […]

Snow :)

March 1, 2015

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Everhy once in a while I take a picture I actually like 😉   I wasn’t waiting for this bus… these people were (we like our personal space in the midwest)  Hope the poor fellow in the Caravan without reverse gets where he’s going… we had to do some extra shoveling.   The snow is […]