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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 […]

College math interventions n + 1

November 1, 2019

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Alexandra Logue shared this article about the Relationship between Required Corequisite Learning and Success in College Algebra from the Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs. Students in college algebra who participated in corequisitie learning were compared to students who did not. The students with the support did a whole lot better. There was a fair […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]