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November 12, 2019

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    The most recent article was about math beyond developmental — college algebra.   This article is pre-developmental; it’s about high school.  The authors aim  high with this analogy: we should be “making mathematics ‘a pump, not a filter’. That’s worth pausing and considering.   What would that look like????    The *antithesis* of gatekeeping.   That’s […]

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November 4, 2019

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Technically not an article; it’s transcript from a podcast.  “Grow Up, Branch Out.” It suggests we could have mathematical literacy infused in *life* and all through college, no matter what you’re major. I was intrigued by an early quote: We call QL a literacy for the same reason: it is not a skill that we […]

Half a gill

April 11, 2019

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Somebody posted a conversion chart that included gills and quarts and barrels, causing a tangential earworm.   I searched enough to find the “barley mow” song… so now I can at least separate that in my brain from the drinking song about eating a mallard starting with the leg, which I failed in finding… Just because […]

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 […]

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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 […]