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Tangent Article

December 12, 2019


  Yes, I will dive in and look for more research on developmental mathematics… twitter got me a link to an article about how the more dual enrollment studetns you have in your gateway course, the worse people who aren’t dual enrolled will do.   They did a whole lot of filtering and weeding to deal […]

Almost sharable

December 11, 2019


  (so I’ll share it here)   — this post on the International Dyslexia Association’s page about math and programs.    I *usually* agree with those 3 tenets on the side:   Learn the facts!  It’s okay to know one way to do a problem, not a zillion and … if it’s complex, mnemonics get you access to […]

Chilly winds ;)

December 10, 2019


tl/dr:   boring daily minutiae I re-upped the bus pass this morning rather than try to skip a month on the annual pass…. it was all of 14 this morning and the forecast says a few degrees warmer tomorrow… and I’m 179 miles away from 5000 on the year.  Also, things are quieter so the lure […]

Finals Week

December 9, 2019


  … and assorted other “holiday season stuff.”   So, too busy to figure out the “every nth number should have different background” … especially since it wasn’t too busy to make each number with a loop instead of making 100 divs, which … might change everything… and it might not. Read article in Guardian about […]

Emotions and remembering

December 2, 2019


  Yes, I’m doing the usual “back from break… where was I?” This   is an abstractshared by Daniel Willingham on Twitter today, indicating that negative words as  stimuli had a bad effect on remembering; neutral ones didn’t.   I didn’t dig out the study (is it basically harder to remember negative things?)… but I peeked at […]