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Unproductive struggle

October 28, 2017

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Call me an idiot but no, I can’t figure out how to actually do jack with Geogebra.   “Make a new worksheet” gets me a lovely front pagey thing where I give it a title… and then… I have to add something. There is utterly insufficient guidance.   Okay, does this mean I don’t want to make […]

Power in Numbers III

October 28, 2017

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NExt question:   How do we get our folks to “persevere through a challenge”?   Dan noted that yes, students who’d spent years in “get the answer, get the procedure” could be really threatened by change, referencing Stockholm Syndrome.   It was horrible, but it was the devil they knew… THen he noted… wait for it… that … […]

Power in Numbers post II

October 28, 2017

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(Yes.   My nickname for a while in college was “Verbose.”  I”m grateful for the kinds of friends who find gentle ways of teaching basic social skills :-)) Second question in our webinar with Dan Meyer for the Power In Numbers project:   How do we conceptualize math and ground math in real life and things that […]

Adult ed: can we come out of the margins?

October 28, 2017

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Time to make the promised blog post response to Tuesday’s webinar with our Power in Numbers user group.   I caught the tail end of it, wherein Amber Delliger inquired of Dan Meyer:   how can adult ed get more involved in the math ed community?   She noted that adult educators can be tentative because many aren’t […]

geogebra wanderingss

October 28, 2017

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Last week’s geogebra idea    … I’ve revised a little as I try to figure out how to do things.   I’m *still* trying to figure out basically how to actually *make* anything interactive but I’m close enough that it’s time to figure out what I want to do. I’m thinking “here’s an integer” and … […]

back!

October 27, 2017

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Great day in  Bloomington with Digital Learning Lab kickoff session.   This really was about:   You folks are working with the students.  How can we figure out what you need? Our cohort, focusing on “personalized learning,” has decided that personalized devices giving access to the INternet will be a good way to accommodate unique needs of […]

geogebra wants

October 24, 2017

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I”ve noticed that when students have worked with integers and number lines, they get much more fluent with them.   -25 is perceived as lower than -5 or 25.    It’s a visual and conceptual connection instead of forced translation that is often forgotten because it’s not really understood. I also am ready to agree that […]