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Remediation Article N + 1

February 26, 2018

0  Okay, first, it suffers from “looking for the solution.”   What works best? … drum roll… wait for it … It             depends Different students need different things. Nope, they can’t go there.   It talks about acceleration and eliminating remediation not necessarily being a good idea, and then talks about “co-requisite” […]

Constructive pathways

January 25, 2018


Let’s get back to math!   I finished reading the  article about “adapting perception, action and technology for mathematical reasoning” … Some fun snippets: “People who know algebra show earlier and longer eye fixations to “×”s than “+”s in the context of math problems” Your brain is trained to look at that first and harder.   I *know* I […]

“math gap” II

October 6, 2017


“market brief” from EdWeek  about … math skills compared to other developing countries. No, it’s not good… and the very last thing is interesting, too… I’m trying to parse it out. For U.S. adults in their 20’s, score gaps in literacy and numeracy between individuals with a high school degree and non-graduates were far wider […]

Community College Review: alternatives to “remedial pedagogy”

March 17, 2016


I just made good on my decision to Read More Articles.  Good grief, right through my computer I can access our library’s database. I searched “Developmental Math” and voila! “You’ve Got to Learn the Rules”: A Classroom-Level Look at Low Pass Rates in Developmental Math. By: Cox, Rebecca D., Community College Review, 00915521, Jul2015, Vol. […]