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Scalable … not…

September 19, 2017

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The amount of help I gave a student just now… it’s not scalable, except when it is.   Getting somebody through something complicated for the first time *can* mean they’re still dependent, etc., but it can also mean that they start expecting success.  And when it’s the third or fourth time — yes, they’re taking […]

“math for equity”

September 19, 2017

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On my twitter feed today:  a link to an open access “peer-reviewed” journal about math and equity.    http://ed-osprey.gsu.edu/ojs/index.php/JUME/issue/archive  are the archives … I’ve downloaded the PDFs for later browsing (I have a meeting …) Tweets about #OER too, including one proclaiming that gosh, no license, it’s not OER! Okay, that’s … news?   Hopefully […]

Power In Numbers and The Math Gap

September 18, 2017

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Executive Summary (tl/dr;)   — I read some stuff.   Luminary Labs, LLC  is writing some cool stuff about industry, ed tech, adult ed and OER.  (Ack!  I cornfounded them with Lum1na foundation, not the same entity at all!)   Long version 🙂 Listened to “Bored and Brilliant” discussion on NPR over the weekend.   […]

Open Educational Resources: it’s worth the effort

September 18, 2017

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I love that teachers are sharing their enhancements to Illustrative Mathematics.   This is what the “open” in “Open Educational Resources” is all about!   The IM lessons are licensed CC-BY — “attribution.”   Everybody can use them, revise them, even use them commercially as long as credit is given. The sharing process completely lacks any […]

Structured vision

September 14, 2017

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…. that’s what I have, eh? Well, yesterday I *did* successfully put together “1.4”  — adding integers with the same sign number on the number line.   Next weeK  :   1.5   (adding different signs, then mixing htem up.) THen for *my* course I”m going to follow the ORton-Gillingham principle of ‘don’t teach the […]

Exterminate :)

September 8, 2017

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  At 1:08   she says to students: “one voice” for choral counting, going backwards from 18 by twos. and going past zero… I don’t know what the pointing in different directions means but I have to admit I *love* the idea of “exterminating” saying “minus two.”.. I don’t see anybody looking humiliated — EXTERMINATE!!!

Oh, that sentence ending

September 6, 2017

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The topic heading had most of the headline: Adult education classes teach reading and math to thousands for free — including adults with di   …. and I thought, “oh… disabilities?  How are they doing it?” but no… … diplomas. Granted, high school diplomas, not bachelor’s degrees … and it gives their stats — 27% […]