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September 18, 2018

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Part 1         Part 2           Part 3   Part 4   Part 5   Part 6 So:   what is the current state of developmental education?   According to Hunter Boylan: “If the only thing that you are offering your students is a course in pre-algebra, then it is probably a remedial course. If […]

Friday, whew!

August 24, 2018

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Welp, Wednesday and Thursday were both Too Busy To Breathe days.   TOday I said “No” to subbing (  it’s been so long that I’ve “taught a class” that I have this insane idea that I wouldn’t know what to do…)   and it’s been quieter — it’s also raining hard.   (Left early on the bicycle to […]

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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 […]

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July 16, 2018

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http://images.pearsonassessments.com/images/NES_Publications/2009_ES_Publications/06_Stigler.pdf   “Reflections on Mathematics Teaching and How To IMprove It.” This reminds me of the MTT2K winning movie:   What if Khan Academy was Made In Japan?    The article noted that across countries, teaching tended to be done the same way, which surprised them.    The “second truth” was that … there’s more than one way […]