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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:   […]

A new idea

January 25, 2017

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LOL  the two minutes ’til end of work day and I DROVE THE CAR THING so I can’t even think about it well on the way home. Here’s my next magic grant request.   Hey.   I really should figure it out and at least plop it on a few other blogs.  So I’m doing […]

a mystery solved – no, 2 of ’em!

May 29, 2016

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So, I remembered from my brother’s grade school report on Pythagoras that root two being irrational might not have been  derived from  “can’t make ratio” (irr – not… rational — ratio), but that the little society fervently believed the deities made a beautiful universe that could always be reduced to integer ratios, and so since that […]

Backing up …

February 6, 2016

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… the files, which is a step forward.  The Working Thing with title “Jan29” is now on Ay-soos, the GREENECK and the Transcend and the Camtasia flash drives and now the cloud knows where they are. Since my next Thing TO Figure Out is how to manage versions of things in GitHub, it’ll soon be […]