## 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 ðŸ™‚ 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! Â My hard copy of Lower Ed was in the same bag. Â  I could read right away ðŸ™‚ I was also happy because I *thought* I’d downloaded the Routines for Reasoning there. Â 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): Â  seeing one word and locking in on one process. Â  Multiplication must be multiplication. Â  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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ReadingÂ FLOE project articleÂ  Â about making games and simulations accessible. I really, really, really want to be working on this in basic math. Â  Can I get them to hire me? Today, now, though … I need to get back to the stuff I can do, though. â€œStart by doing whatâ€™s necessary; then do whatâ€™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. Â  She loved programming but … math. Â  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: Â  […]

May 26, 2017

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I have posted about the way we learned about variables in Java and how the name wasn’t the variable itself, but it was the address for where the information lived. Â  HOw in this challenging course our instructor drew things all over the board and physically acted out handing a card to a student because […]

May 22, 2017

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From twitter: Seeing this everywhere across all grades. Anyone have ideas? #MTBoS #mathchat The replay speaks volumes — seems that person didn’t catch the mistake, either. I remember going through this tendency, and while I’m not a typical learner, it’s reasonable to presume that others might make the mistake. The square root operation is even […]

## Saturday…

May 20, 2017

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… morning ride rained out but there’s an afternoon “food cruise” scheduled. Â  As local weather goddess, I’m expecting a window of clarity — but I’ve never been as lucky with wind as I am with rain. Need to figure out how to do things on the computer where I have to do online without […]