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Thread 6, drum roll please…

September 20, 2018

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  Part 1   Part 2   Part 3    Part 4    Part 5 From Curry D. Where to Focus so Students Become College and Career Ready. Journal Of Research & Practice For Adult Literacy, Secondary & Basic Education [serial online]. Spring2017 2017;6(1):62. The National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE) asked: What does it […]

Article N + 1

August 14, 2018

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This is scholarly so it’s not another “nobody knows math! they shouldn’t have to!”  blurge…  Considering a Technological Redesign of Developmental Mathematics? It’s Sixes got me through this morning’s “beginning of year address” from our college prez.   From 2012, it’s a bit of a summary. The “sixes” does mean six of one (good things), half a […]

Remediation Article N + 1

February 26, 2018

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https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2018-02-20/researchers-unsure-which-remedial-education-models-work-best-for-students  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

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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

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“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 […]

More reading about acceleration

March 22, 2016

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The California Acceleration Project: Reforming Developmental Education to Increase Student Completion of College-Level Math and English, to be precise, is the article I just read. It’s by Katie Hern with Myra Snell, and I could only find it via our library database.   Interesting that the three articles that didn’t have a link to full text […]

Community College Review: alternatives to “remedial pedagogy”

March 17, 2016

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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. […]