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About that article

June 30, 2016

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Just a brief AARGH! while I’m waiting for some files to transfer. Reading that book about making math accessible to all and seeing their standard issue disdain for “ability grouping.” Duly note, people, that the phrase “ability grouping” embraces a fixed mindset.   As soon as you’re assuming that if I discern that Felicity has […]

pure, applied ingredients: but what’s the recipe?

June 29, 2016

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http://hechingerreport.org/pure-math-better-applied-math/   is the article, which I thought I’d already seen but since its date is two days ago, I guess not 🙂 What’s cooler?   Three minutes w/ our librarian on the “chat” option on the site and I’ve got the original article it’s based on.   Oops, book. 224 pages.  (It was a long […]

Decimation

June 28, 2016

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Decimation is literally losing 1 in 10 people;   if I remember correctly it was a strategy used for discipline in somebody’s army.   The 90% remaining would buck up and behave, in abject fear. Most usages these days involve losing more than 10%, but I’m thinking our current college situation is similar.   http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-06-28/talent-learning.html    […]

“What students see” must share :)

June 22, 2016

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So I clicked on “share” and it is letting me share it on my blog!  Whoopee 🙂    No wonder algebra is so hard. via What Students See When They Look at Algebra — Math with Bad Drawings

Back from the roads :)

June 19, 2016

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Can’t say I was tech-free because I used Google Maps left, right and sideways all week getting places on the GITAP bicycle tour.  Those limefuel batteries are wonderful for  being sure I had enough juice to (wo)man the phones.   I think I want to get some short short cables and tape them to the […]

Then there’s this contrast

June 8, 2016

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http://hechingerreport.org/customized-math-lessons-help-students-learn-research-says/  Okay, not going to blather endlessly about it but … this program, which at least has tons of visual stuff, notes that the results are “mixed,” and about what they can’t claim (cause-effect relationship).

Mathia X Review

June 8, 2016

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I was out marking roads for our upcoming bike ride during yesterday’s webinar on the latest THING THAT IS GOING TO SAVE ALL MATH INSTRUCTION BECAUSE IT IS SO GOOD AND AMAZING. I think I’m glad I get to watch it because I don’t really want to be commenting “live…”  through the initial cynic filter… I […]