Browsing All Posts published on »December, 2017«

Success! (albeit fleeting…)

December 26, 2017

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… oh, that was Sunday.  Would be too much to ask for more, eh? TOday my “reset”  button has disappeared — it’s in the construction protocol that records my steps as I do things (which I had thought was easier to deal with than just code — changing that perspective!)   but … can’t find it, […]

It’s Christmas Day, Sir!

December 26, 2017

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(No, ghosts didn’t see the big Scrooge… ) I have music 🙂  WNCW  out of North Carolina… my friend snagged me a cable that will connect my tablet to my big ancient stereo and spew things out real speakers 🙂   It’s … almost like Mary Cliff and “Traditions” of old… Riding on the cold streets […]

MindShift…

December 21, 2017

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…. don’t know whether it was bus or bike when it bubbled up that… I’m approaching geogebra as if I don’t know what I’m doing. If it were a Java program, I would ask, “what do I need to do to figure out where this is breaking down?”   and … do that… because I’m pretty […]

just about break time :)

December 21, 2017

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Yes, I hopped the bus and took the poinsettias home. Picked up _Seeds of Destruction_ and Marilyn Burns’ book about Math Phobia … the latter being the one that drew me. So many ways to make math visual and concrete, esp. with fractions — the “uncover” game (tho’ I think it should start with covering […]

Geogebra

December 20, 2017

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… okay, I’m on my own… … I love love love the construction protocol but …  I miss the “inline” programming where I could put //this iswhat I am doing here, people! Tomorrow’s last day of work.  Will take bus and poinsettias home on bus at lunch.   Realizing that if I had possession of the […]

N+1 developmental math article

December 18, 2017

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Will stick to the abstract today because it’s enough to let me know this article  is scraping at the surface of “what do we do w/ people with really low math skills?”  At least it’s scraping… Objective: This article examines the effectiveness of remediation for community college students who are identified as having the lowest skills […]

Almost quiet

December 13, 2017

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… but not quiet enough to do the Geogebra thing.   Saw another bragpost about Mathia and commented that I’m holding out ’til I see evidence it’s not just practice, and I got the anticipated “It makes scores go up!!!” My reply:   that practice will do that; that I’m not saying Mathia is a bad thing […]