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Mass emails & creepy algorithms

October 3, 2017

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Okay, this blogpost about creepy twist to MAP test kinda hit home:    the test is also supposed to measure students’ “engagement,” and the teacher was supposed to intervene because, it would seem, a student was clicking through too quickly and was therefore deemed “disengaged.”   Well, the student just works that fast.  Yes, there are teachers […]

Images R Not Really Us

July 24, 2017

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Yes, this is definitely in the “trick” category but it’s to keep from going down a path one has been down so many times before.  I got to watch this happen this morning…  reverting back to adding across, top and bottom… but it’s in the “so goofy it might stick” category. Part Two:    Okay, […]

Marble Slides R Us :)

July 13, 2017

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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 […]

Find!

July 10, 2017

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This is CC-By 🙂 🙂 This is a classic video about a workshop to inspire empathy and understanding for people with learning disabilities.    It’s decades old but much can be learned from it.

Help before class :)

January 13, 2017

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New student today:   no, he’s not enrolled for the spring.  That’ll be fall.   He’s done some college but … math was the dealbreaker.    Anxiety. Yes.   He can come in here, we can have a reading and a math ‘course.’  YES I want to make an online “course” for exactly this “I’m […]

Why leave the visuals behind?

June 6, 2016

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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 […]

Is memorisation a good strategy?

March 31, 2016

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http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/education/is-memorisation-a-good-strategy-for-learning-mathematics_5jm29kw38mlq-en;jsessionid=31h5ad0xxb10g.x-oecd-live-03    “PISA finds that 15-year-olds commonly use memorisation to learn mathematics. But if you think memorisation is most widely used in the East Asian countries that share a Confucian heritage and are “known” for rote learning, think again. Fewer 15-year-olds in Hong Kong-China, Japan, Korea, Macao-China, Shanghai-China, Chinese Taipei and Viet Nam reported that […]