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Canvas LMS

July 26, 2017

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Being reminded of the annoyances of Canvas.   Why does it insist on changing an answer to 5.0  when the answer is 5? It’s also … the golden opportunity for me to Learn JavaScript Properly, since to make something disappear it has to be a <div> … now to see if I can find where I […]

Images and text

July 26, 2017

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Whereas, sigh, I wanted explanations. I wanted the forks a little bigger, too. Now it’s time to put this aside, though… it’s free for the taking, and when (not if, when) I get a good page on my site for this I’ll be linking madly with the CC-BY stuff clear.   I still don’t want […]

Photosynthesis

July 26, 2017

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Just because I’m distractible doesn’t mean I Oh, I know, I know, experts try to cram too much stuff in every lesson. Still, I just got an alert about a video about photosynthesis and it was that elegant summary of its equation.  Carbondioxide and Water … sprinkle in some solar energy (actually, just “light”), and […]

N= N+ 1 acceleration

July 25, 2017

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http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/07/17/opinion-community-colleges-and-partners-can-overcome-math-barrier-and-diversify-tech-workforce/ “Instead of a lengthy process of completing developmental courses, the STEM Core challenges lower-level math students with an accelerated two-semester program combining multiple higher-level math classes with real-world technical training, computer programming, hands-on experience, and paid internships at partner employers.” Wow.   A person without the skills to *place* into higher level math is […]

Images R Not Really Us

July 24, 2017

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Yes, this is definitely in the “trick” category but it’s to keep from going down a path one has been down so many times before.  I got to watch this happen this morning…  reverting back to adding across, top and bottom… but it’s in the “so goofy it might stick” category. Part Two:    Okay, […]

Draft…

July 24, 2017

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Not sure what I want to do with this thought this a.m… that our instruction isn’t just awfully behaviourist, but … that teachers will harm kids because authority says to…

“nix the tricks” — how do we define trick?

July 24, 2017

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I subscribed to MooMooMath and got an update that included this lesson on binomial expansion — raising binomials to assorted powers .    Linking to the one with the title including Pascal’s Triangle 🙂 Since ALEKS doesn’t include it, it doesn’t pertain directly to my life but the “what parts of ‘algebra’ should be required?”  is […]