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Further along…

February 28, 2018


Discerned that I *did,* in fact, finish the minimum for the first 3 chapters of the six in Basic Math.  Hmmm… maybe get chap four this week? Filled out the form for Desmos fellowship b/c I’m willing to invest that much time (well and yes!  I would almost certainly *love* to go immerse in it […]

Remediation Article N + 1

February 26, 2018

0  Okay, first, it suffers from “looking for the solution.”   What works best? … drum roll… wait for it … It             depends Different students need different things. Nope, they can’t go there.   It talks about acceleration and eliminating remediation not necessarily being a good idea, and then talks about “co-requisite” […]

THanks, Melissa

February 24, 2018


Okay, not student’s real name, but some years back a student in a content area course was supposed to analyze and synthesize and write about primary sources.   THis person who had gotten through high school doing “cut and paste, change the order, put in a synonym”  was…. stuck. SHe was also a good student.   So… […]

Brilliant librarians :)

February 23, 2018


Back 15 or 20 years ago when I imagined having a “brain spa” where people would come in to a computer lab and library to learn stuff, it *of course* had an exercise room too, or at least a few exercise bikes. Seems a few librarians have them at their schools — with desks 😉  […]

Connections :)

February 22, 2018


… Talked reading (specifically Reading Plus) w/ some adult ed folks and we’ll be talking more… talking about math.   Specifically for the folks in corrections and how to ‘liven it up.’ Now, in my experience, an awful lot of the battle is just taking away the inscrutability of the math and reducing its ability to […]

Jesus wept.

February 22, 2018


TOnight was Mass with Father Tom.   Read about Lazarus, which has that line. Jesus wept. Homily about the need for and power of compassion when confronted with tragedy.   Described examples from his experiences in El Salvador, Pope Francis in Bangladesh and the gasps rendered at “THe presence of God today is also called Rohingya” after […]

Worksheet done :)

February 20, 2018

3  is the link to my “worksheet.”   Now, when I went to mess more with it, I got a 404 for so I accept I’m supposed to drop this for Modumath for a day or four. I even had a student try it.   Student did much better when I walked away.  🙂 Now, so’s […]

glub glub

February 19, 2018


… wet ride in (but … I just couldn’t take the bus… felt so good to ride…) I figured out, I *think*, the geogebra issue as the brain synthesized towards sleep.   I’m wagering I did my cute little change, went back to test and *did not* close out the ‘settings’ window.   You can’t test things, […]


February 17, 2018


REally missing Mary Cliff’s “folk music and things you can see from there” show.  She’d have found the songs people have been singing *forever* — new ones and ancient ones, from all over the world — about the realities of evil and what people do to get around it. Meanwhile, back at the ranch … […]

Structured Vision II

February 16, 2018


Woops! Didn’t post this… (That blog post got a hit this week — I’m still getting the most hits for my MathiaX review and haven’t heard from them about providing evidence that they’re not just math practice… maybe they’re so popular that all their reps are busy, or maybe… they recognize that   prattling with me isn’t […]