## This visual thinking thing

June 7, 2017

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I have two images I want to make ASAP — the meta-goal being to learn to make images efficiently. For “bar model” of percents… for purposes of OER … having puzzle pieces seems to be a way to go. Same with number lines. I started making one big image of a whole and then the […]

## Delightful distractions

June 6, 2017

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… think tomorrow I’ll go off line to do the crunch work of organizing the first two lessons of the 51. Today I commented on the most recent mathispower4u upload and struck up conversation. I hadn’t seen “bar model” for percentages, though I had thought it (debating between vertical and horizontal), without that name, as […]

## Playlists!

June 2, 2017

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Yesterday I got a notification on the corner of the screen that there was a Canvas Live thing happening. TOday I found a neat YouTube video about number lines and subscribed and went in to see what else was uploaded. Oh, my, people — myself included — really should organize videos into playlists. I’d thought […]

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 […]