New student today: no, he’s not enrolled for the spring. That’ll be fall. He’s done some college but … math was the dealbreaker. Anxiety.
Yes. He can come in here, we can have a reading and a math ‘course.’ YES I want to make an online “course” for exactly this “I’m signing up for the gym, no credit…” situation.
And yes, I need to figure out how to work in an assessment, either face to face or online. Dorothea Steinke’s “plot these numbers on the number line between 1 and 20” is awesome and revealing. (17 12 2 5 1)… http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1072923.pdf describes interpretation of student responses.
Back to those ‘arithmetic fact’ quizzes … hoping to get them nicer for our LMS …
Oh, and speaking of help after class and equity… https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/40703056/posts/1296604064 describes sharing a google doc via phone with a student and helping the student *wherever* (and noting the ‘help is an equity issue,’ too…)