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Anticipation ;)

February 26, 2019

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Things are supposed to start today with ILlustrative Math.   I was encouraged to closely monitor my emails… that said, Monday is my most tightly packed day (almost 1/8 as busy as the average mom, I know…)  so … I am too busy to be impatient.   (Not too busy to be a little anxious, but it’s […]

flashcards are technology :)

February 25, 2019

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So yes!   I just “finished” — it works to my satisfaction and I remember how to do a few things — my “plopping the points” thing on Geogebra.   **And** I “published” it 🙂 … and, yea verily,  I’m hoping that Monday is the start of something genuinely productive… starting w/ Illustrative Math…   and that doing […]

Level up!

February 22, 2019

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Corrected my address from Rd. to St. for background check… so now it’s down to hoping nobody stole my identity and remembering my mother telling me how ironic it was she was character witness for people in the McCarthy era when she had been ever so close to being a card-carrying socialist, pausing only b/c […]

Getting ready ;)

February 22, 2019

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… Twitter followers creeping up 🙂   Oh, and a little quip actually went quasi-viral w/ 200+ likes 😉  I’m going to refrain from doing a “now to post my soundcloud” as I’ve seen on others’… The morning started w/ a 20 minute power outage which served to remind me what I remembered last night when […]

Sigh, long division

February 16, 2019

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There’s a kiddo who’s awesomely dedicated and has good number sense but oh, my, long division is nemesis.   Now, it wasn’t like my “wrong division’ post where there was no understanding of borrowing but it was definitely, absolutely cognitive overload. I do kinda hope, though, that it’s an overload that gives the kind of practice […]

“what would it take for you to feel safe?”

February 13, 2019

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There’s a pretty major “disturbance in the force” in #MTBOS…. but let me digress first. Also posted was a math teacher starting class with … and … This is such a noble gesture but I *know* that were it presented to me it would activate my “why should I trust you???”   flags, especially if I […]

Get w by itself, not zero…

February 12, 2019

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working on solving equations… and it’s working 🙂   Draw the line from the equals sign… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCNAq5wOxag  has Chris Woodin doing a live performance of the “equals sign as balance” idea… But yea, just check out the videos!  Chris Woodin’s YouTube Channel  **Yes.**  it is different.   It takes time.  Doing it right once is better than doing it […]