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Happy New Year!

January 3, 2019

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Okay, going to make a list on a post-it note and start chipping away at minutiae, but first!  twitter says Desmos is hiring.    Yea, even the page abotu working there reminds me how “silicon valley culture” they are (e.g., the prize for a contest at TMC18 being one of their folks making a video saying […]

Hmmm.

November 14, 2018

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Last week a student came in to prep for assessment.   I was ‘snatching myself bald-headed’ saying, “no, finish the assessment.  If you don’t know it, *then* you’ll get to practice it.”  No, the student really really really wanted to get things right based on fragments of misremembered procedures… I was bemoaning that procedural background (not […]

NROC webinar

September 26, 2017

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A good one!     It was not about the magnificent shiny tools… it was about getting a team together and using the tools and involving the students in the process.   First — yes, in the two years they’ve been doing it, math “MAP” scores (I infer a standardized assessment of your skills) have gone […]

Rules Rules Rules

September 5, 2017

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Mainly I’m doing the time-honored “find that powerpoint file so you can do a better video.”   Looked to youtube to see what’s out there already and found several “here are the rules!  This is EASY!!!”   — breaking two of *my* rules.  Don’t tell me it’s easy just because it’s easy for you!  and […]

Focus free Friday ;)

August 11, 2017

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Okay, not totally… but late getting out to ride, and still working on the very first question to turn into MathML (and wondering whether it’s a complete waste of time).   Well, not complete b/c it means I’m going through each and every question. Decided that it wasn’t lazy to fail to put in the […]

Levels and culture.

July 31, 2017

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So, putting people in “groups” by what they need to learn can be “hard on self-esteem.” Therefore… we shouldn’t do it. However, I know in most cycling clubs, there are different level rides. What are some differences? Perhaps the biggest one is that the word “ability” isn’t usually part of the description.   Speed and […]

VIsuals! Visuals!

May 26, 2017

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Last night I chatted with a friend who’s a graphic designer specializing in educational materials.   She loved programming but … math.   She had said that when she sees a recipe and it calls for 1/3 or 2/3 … what??? I had been explaining to her the visual I need for my lessons:   […]