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No, *this* is the app I need :)

January 22, 2016


Riding in this morning I was reflecting on the really frustrated student yesterday.   The problems were “order of operations” problems so they had 5 or 6 steps and if he did them piece.  by.   piece.   he’d lose a detail and if he did ’em in his head he’d drop a sign or […]

Third Prize~

August 30, 2012


Yes, I emailed all my Parkland College Graphic Arts teachers to show them that those Graphic Design skills pay off but no, I’m not quitting the day job ;). However, I am thinking about where to go with math and animated interactive lessons… perhaps a proposal for a concept-based math module like the one we’re […]

Third Prize!

August 29, 2012


Okay, okay, I really honestly thought I *had* to get the grand prize.   After all, **I** was the only entrant with the talking robots.   Actual quality be darned! But it is 1:02 p.m. and I must maintain my vow of Actually Taking LUnch.   More soon…

Uploaded! Mtt2k is in …

July 30, 2012


Not sayin’ I don’t reserve the right to edit and update, but my #mtt2k is up there.   I tweeted thusly but didn’t get nearly the attention that  did…   as far as a direct hit on the “logic” of Khan followers, he nailed it. I didn’t put Miss Conception in there… The world […]

x finds its value

July 16, 2012


Got this link from my friend John Minor: It’s incurably cute and yes, has too much in one video for an intro but it’s a great little review.    Let’s go to the equation playground!

Veggie Tales

May 4, 2012


So. I woke up this morning inspired to add “appeal” to my animation. That would be, to make these numbers and stuff have character and appeal. Except, of course, I don’t have those drawing skills. An hour on google and … hey, if Veggie Tales can give character to vegetables, I can give emotions to […]

Too late for TItle III

April 16, 2012


… so, the presentation went well enough at both conference and class to inspire me to dash off a request for being included in our grant request… but too late. (I wasn’t anything like ready until the conference.) However, I’ve graduated from “don’t call us, we’ll call you” to “call us again, later.” My animation […]

LIving Math Book LIst

January 4, 2012

0 Mostly kidlet-oriented but this looks like fun. A Place for Zero, indeed 😉

math is not a crime

December 29, 2011


Hacking through cyberspace, I have been. I’ve found “math for grownups” ( ) and “the math mom” (, and “elevated math.” I’m afraid I deposited my apprehensions about the Magic of Flipped Classrooms on that blog, and once again got the feeling of that void between People Who KNow and Love Math and … the […]

“the six talk”

December 6, 2011


Dry, sardonic comment from across table: “You don’t want to have to have the six talk.” Pause for the spontaneous giggles. “Six is evil, demonic, the devil’s spawn.” It’s the Big Factoring Practice Packet time… about 200 problems… and I was explaining that if the last number is six, you have to be very careful […]