xiousgeonz is an “academic development specialist” at Parkland College. This involves providing academic support to students in pre-college level courses, especially Math. Numeracy is a special interest.   (You might know her as Sue Jones… or siouxgeonz or geonz.   )

I want to make math more cognitively accessible to adult learners.

I’m  continuing to work on a concept-development math module doing my *darndest* to figure out how to get some lessons on the computer that are not the procedural stuff of ALEKS and just about everything else out there.   Modumath is much more conceptual, and has moved online — but is very limited. I want to gamify….

I’ve got an app

I made a video of what each activity does here  and  here   and here 

I have assorted Camtasia adventures here: and I’m hoping over the course of the semester to make my own little website its own portal towards open resources for adult education.

Then I found desmos and geogebra.   Everybody says they’re great and awesome  but that it’s really really hard to figure out — I’m talking basics like when you want to create something, the things that say “create” aren’t what you want.   You click “new”   “Geogebra Math Calculator.”    You just have to know that.

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  1. Would love to subscribe to this blog – but cannot get a response from the subscribe button!

  2. Would love to subscribe to this blog – but can’t get a response from the subscribe button!

  3. Did you click on “subscribe” — which doesn’t do anything — or the buttons on either side, which do?

  4. Hi Susan – my information is posted on your resourceroom.net website and LOTS of people are still being filtered to me through that awesome site! However, my main site for the hi-lo short stories has changed to: http://www.WeGottaRead.com. Could you let me know if you’re able to make the change? Thanks!


  5. suevanhattum

    September 9, 2012

    I can’t believe it took me this long to find your blog. Subscribed.

  6. I found your resource room webpage and it confirmed so many of my opinions developed through years of tutoring students and working with homeschoolers. I also expanded my understanding of some problems I had observed. I will subscribe.

    • Welcome! I’ve got lots and lots of irons on the fire that are cooking faster than the webpage itself 😉 Feel free to comment … I’m still learning every day!

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