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Multiplication Charts for other things

April 11, 2018

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These are not in lieu of learning number sense and the times tables, but handy as an accommodation while learning higher level skills and concepts. Our Transitions and Pre-Algebra students get a 25 x 25 table in their course materials (our instructors make their own), and teach students how to use them, I have not […]

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 […]