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Looong Monday…

October 31, 2016

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Yes, had full-blown anxiety dream of Not Being Able To Get Where I Was Supposed To Be, because I couldn’t remember the million things I wasn’t going to have time to do after I’d packed my clothing.  (Remembered 1 today, and might get it done … but copied stuff so I can get it done […]

Rachel, think about it

October 30, 2016

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Another Sunday morning listening to Rachel Martin on NPR and another time she plays the role of the “oh, that’s too hard for me!” female.   I’m asking myself if a male would have said, “oh, you’re blowing my mind!” and “It’s so complicated!”  and/or if I’d find it so annoying. Okay, I just did a google […]

What does choral mean/

October 29, 2016

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So I”m looking through the program for the conference and see somebody’s idea for revolutionizing textbook creation with “choral explanations.” I know what “choral” means in music … we’re all singing together.   Seems they mean choral as things like Stack Exchange … wonder if the often toxic nature of those communities to those not […]

Saturday

October 29, 2016

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Getting ready to go to Richmond for the OPen Educational REsources conference… but time to spend crunch time making the actual “lesson plan” with all the ‘this is the standard that goes with’ and ‘this is what the teacher needs to do.’ I found through the Canvas Community some Javascript/HTML5 arithmetic quizzes but no, I […]

Brain breakin’ day

October 26, 2016

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Whew…. really really busy.   As in, students just turning around and walking out because… no place to land! Still had time to notice anotehr Connect “so x is less than greater than ____.”   Erm, yea.   Sloppy stuff but didn’t have time to screenshot … and I shouldn’t have to.   I will […]

So, ALEKS, how about it?

October 26, 2016

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Thinking yesterday of the way students are actually mastering simple long division because they’re getting lots of practice, but… ugh and a half… This far into the semester they’re still counting for subtracting and looking up almost every. single. multiplication fact.  Yes, even those. (Still, not going for the calculator!  Except that might be because […]

Depends on what the word make makes…

October 25, 2016

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Another typical inconsistency with my “friend” Connect. Costs for making CDs are 4.60x + 50.00 or something like that. CDs sell for ten bucks. A:   make an equation for the cost.   (They obviously didn’t give an equation but described it in words.)  No problem for student. B:   Make an equation to describe […]