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August 14, 2018

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This is scholarly so it’s not another “nobody knows math! they shouldn’t have to!”  blurge…  Considering a Technological Redesign of Developmental Mathematics? It’s Sixes got me through this morning’s “beginning of year address” from our college prez.   From 2012, it’s a bit of a summary. The “sixes” does mean six of one (good things), half a […]

Got it!

August 14, 2018

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I can’t find the exact tweet that started the thread, but somebody posted a problem something like this: There are potatoes.   They’re 99 % water.   There’s 100 Kg of these potatoes. They get dehydrated.   Now the concentration of potato (not water) is 2%. How much water did we get rid of? It gave the answer right […]

THE PLAN

August 13, 2018

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… is to take actual quiet time and NOT blog, but Geogebra.   So!   I read two awesome articles during the opening address for the school year (which was the typical recitation of how much money we made and how much we’re going to spend on awesome technology and facilities improvements — none of that people […]

tagless not!

August 12, 2018

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… yes, tagging posts seems to get a few more clicks.   This one … no, won’t be tagless b/c I’ll want to find this blog post about Illustrative Math again.   https://arithmeticplus.wordpress.com/2018/08/10/introducing-algebra/   asks questions I have lurking in my mind.   She sees the same patterns I do — students who can work with the visual / concrete […]

It’s yesterday’s tomorrow!

August 10, 2018

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This Luminary Labs article describes projects that were in a contest they had.   They look amazing and awesome, including Smart Sparrow,  which seems to be a learning platform for making online stuff.   It’s free for up to 5 students, too and touts drag and drop for interactivity.   I *think* this is a great way to […]

Life gets tedious, don’t it :)

August 7, 2018

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  Nowadays they’d diagnose things clinical. (This isn’t the version I heard from Mary Cliff’s show and I still want to know what happened to her…) So I missed the email from Council on Adult Basic Education from July (at twitter math camp) and webinars on numeracy 😦   They’re based on 2017 information including an […]

NROC … sorry, not sorry?

August 6, 2018

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NROC — OER for remedial math and English — – had a little webinar today. They talked about being a movement, not a product.   They’re pushing hard for people to be members.   They say cool things… and then those phrases slide in about how people just need some review.   When I commented that wasn’t true […]