Browsing All Posts published on »May, 2019«

Faculty Summer Institute!

May 25, 2019


Tuesday and Wednesday this was! the keynote speakers were well received and were local teacher types, as opposed to inspirational speakers… … the second day’s was memorable for the “culture change with a dog clicker” idea, which if I remember correctly was not particularly intentional. Whereas students had dissections adn they could get up to […]

Better than it used to be :)

May 24, 2019


Yes, I’ve got the “plenty of time to do stuff so nothing gets done!” thing happening so!   I’m going to try to have Something To SHare Today.   Well, here’s something 🙂 I found this little “generate the HTML for tables” page  so I don’t have to manually stick a mess of divs in if I want […]

Those concepts

May 17, 2019


Somebody tweeted about students not getting something and somebody suggested maybe the Ss didn’t get the area concept …   so they checked…  and there’s an awesome YouCubed exercise for building just that concept here (“How many rows?)   🙂 I would want to build in practice and connections towards automaticity, of course 🙂 I’m up to […]

That chart :)

May 15, 2019


Having the numbers in the boxes means I can use that example to help students bridge to whichever one they’re working on. Now, this is a reference chart that comes after working w/ concrete and visual examples to help build the sometimes hard-to-grasp understanding of just what these powers of ten mean.   The idea that […]

article N + 1

May 6, 2019


Don’t really have time to blog this through  —  what I recall is that this at least asks questions, especially about how  many students “complete” Algebra 2 but still place into developmental math, and breaks that down by race.     I have lots of wonders — like would the people who “completed” Algebra 2 […]

May Day!

May 1, 2019


So many powerful associations with that.   Do I need rescue?   Am I taking radical action for working people?   Am I dancing ’round a maypole?  Am I anticipating a month dedicated to the Blessed Mother? Maybe all of the above 🙂 Dodging raindrops… we’re singing on May 18 including excerpts from Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Utopia, Limited,” […]