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Brain tired :)

May 31, 2017

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Made and uploaded another video — sub 3 minutes about number lines . Other awesome link: http://build.fluidproject.org/chartAuthoring/demos/# — what a pie chart SOUNDS LIKE. As in, making them accessible, and yes, the presentation about it included that we really should reconsider whether we’re “accommodating” a “problem” somebody has. I shouldn’t get laughter when I talk […]

Contrasts

May 30, 2017

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Trying to design a lesson for a student who has accommodations but … a times tables chart isn’t going to help when you have to multiply 45 x 109. The symbol processing is overwhelming. It’s striking me just how helpful (i.e., critical) having consistent visual connections are, and also how important it will be to […]

Holiday

May 29, 2017

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Holiday 🙂 Here we are! Memorial day, I’ve ridden 33 miles … time to … focus. Hoping freecodecamp will invade space taken up by bejeweled blitz. I’m six little lessons from getting into objects. It’ll be a “thing” to figure out when and where to try to start designing. In the mean time, on the […]

Sticking to print

May 27, 2017

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I got an email saying my tablet was at Makerspace, and when I retrieved it voila!  My hard copy of Lower Ed was in the same bag.   I could read right away 🙂 I was also happy because I *thought* I’d downloaded the Routines for Reasoning there.  Well, no — at least I didn’t […]

More lessons learned

May 26, 2017

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Student is expressing That Thing that happens so often (and is one of my irritation triggers, tho’ not a severe one):   seeing one word and locking in on one process.   Multiplication must be multiplication.   How can it be division? Fortunately, we have successfully — with lots of work with number lines and […]

WHINE

May 26, 2017

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Reading FLOE project article   about making games and simulations accessible. I really, really, really want to be working on this in basic math.   Can I get them to hire me? Today, now, though … I need to get back to the stuff I can do, though. “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; […]

VIsuals! Visuals!

May 26, 2017

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Last night I chatted with a friend who’s a graphic designer specializing in educational materials.   She loved programming but … math.   She had said that when she sees a recipe and it calls for 1/3 or 2/3 … what??? I had been explaining to her the visual I need for my lessons:   […]