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Conceptual Frontloading… how much?

June 2, 2017

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I’m working number line lessons, interrupted by reviewing this “Synthesis of IES-Funded Research on Mathematics: 2002–2013 ” which states that it’s better to do more with fractions on number lines, dudes, and less of that whole “parts of a pizza” thing. I know students find the number line stuff in ALEKS wicked hard. I wonder […]

Why I want to look at Illustrative Math

June 2, 2017

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I just growled on Twitter about the teasers at Illustrative Math … I’ve done a webinar on it, and perused the website which acts as if it … already exists. It’s full of “it’s wonderful!” … Then I try to look it over and — oh, well, no. That form to fill out is full […]

Fun with freecodecamp

June 1, 2017

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Not sure it’s getting me anywhere but… neither was playing Bejeweled Blitz. It’s set up to test your answers against a rubric which says things like “you can’t use an if statement.” Well, if you have a comment with “if” in it… that shows up red 🙂 There’s serious inconsistency in challenges from one task […]