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New resource!

March 22, 2023


This one is, I’m told, approved by Illinois Community College Board. It’s “Light and salt learning” a “crash course” for the GED. Well, yes, that sends up flags for me, including the introduction that’s about focusing on IMPROVING YOUR SCORE!!! and not spending a lot of time on *everything.* BUT I’m happy to say, that […]

NROC … sorry, not sorry?

August 6, 2018


NROC — OER for remedial math and English — – had a little webinar today. They talked about being a movement, not a product.   They’re pushing hard for people to be members.   They say cool things… and then those phrases slide in about how people just need some review.   When I commented that wasn’t true […]

Rockford Files Lessons

August 25, 2017


  Remember this link:  it’s the audio and handouts from an LDA conference presentation on math and learning disabilities. She does a great job of summarizing the big ideas and the need to integrate concepts and procedures.  Alas, I still need to find the research showing how the emphasis for folks in special education is […]

Picture progression

August 13, 2017


  Whereas, I searched around for nice posters, visuals, etc.  about subtracting with borrowing.   5 minus a fourth. I found lots of examples of varying degrees of appeal. All of them were all numbers and symbols.   None of them did that “concrete to abstract” transition.   In my experience (the phrase I put […]

Marble Slides R Us :)

July 13, 2017


Student in Math Literacy came in for help “on the computer part” of the course.  Well, Connect has been a source of frustration… a student asked “what does it want me to do?” and I had to answer “reach in and fix the program — it’s wrong again,” as we just asked it for the […]

Why I love Modumath

March 8, 2017


We’ve got a subscription for Modumath, a series of math tutorials, and we’re building a course in D2L around it.  Nope, not open.  (Sigh, they have other stuff that is.) I’m figuring out which lessons to add OER to, to enhance the lesson.   Knowing people fall off the ‘math train’ with division, that’s a […]

Credit Recovery Algebra study

February 4, 2017


… short summary:   it didn’t work very well. Interesting because coincidentally,  Facebook posted at me a sponsored post from “Keystone School,” an online school, describing their GED track that people who’d dropped out could take. There’s a fast track if you’ve got more than 12 credit hours that takes a year and a 1-3 year […]

Why leave the visuals behind?

June 6, 2016


On my twitter feed, Steve Wyborney posted an awesome little graphic which I am stealing and posting below:  He asks that if somebody uses it in K-2, to “take a pic of your board and send my way!” Then there’s the awesome Donna Boucher who has all kinds of resources on her site for making […]


May 12, 2016


So, I figured out how to skip all the parts with Git and GitHub and pushing and pulling and what have you… and I’ve got the “app-release” version “pre-beta” at  … and I told a few people about it. So to download it, you need to tell your device (and I don’t know how recent […]

Gratuitous MOOCS

May 5, 2016


The EdX MOOC from earlier was uploaded each Tuesday evening U.S. time.   Naw, you can’t get ahead; it’s atomatically programmed.  Last night somebody posted asking what had happened to week 1 (week 0 started last Tues)… and the nice TA said “refer to your syllabus, or Week 0.”  (As in, they didn’t know? ) […]