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What He Said

December 10, 2018


Jack Rotman is a developmental math maven and involved in creating clearer paths for students through college math demands.  This blog about striving to reach 100% of our students   expresses my thinking when I’m looking at the stuff that inspired my “thread” about “successes” in developmental math.   To wit:   Advertisements

“A broader vision for OER”

October 13, 2018


This was the final session that I attended (2;45-345; I bugged out 3:30 b/c taxi comign at 4:00). It seems to me that the folks who want to “decolonize” things tend to be in the humanities or the more tech-oriented ones (yes, there were fascinating sessions about data analysis and privacy… the “access code” barriers […]

Extra Effort…

October 3, 2018


Yesterday I got out of the building *just* after six (when my workday ends Tuesdays), b/c the fire alarm was insisting we depart.   Guiding a student to the bus stop (finding it from the closest exit a challenge) I met w/ a math instructor wondering how to best handle students who were overwhelmed by fractions […]

Thread 3

September 18, 2018


Part 1         Part 2           Part 3   Part 4   Part 5   Part 6 So:   what is the current state of developmental education?   According to Hunter Boylan: “If the only thing that you are offering your students is a course in pre-algebra, then it is probably a remedial course. If […]

Rise again :)

August 1, 2018


(‘dem bones… the Mary Ellen Carter… and this one   ) Tomorrow is “help with STAR” across the way. Blog read of the day: “Nothing new, Just a Review, Part 2:” wherein the blogger says he likes to start each day with a low-stakes quiz because that’ retrieval, thank you. And it’s a good thing that the […]

Article N + 1

July 16, 2018

0   “Reflections on Mathematics Teaching and How To IMprove It.” This reminds me of the MTT2K winning movie:   What if Khan Academy was Made In Japan?    The article noted that across countries, teaching tended to be done the same way, which surprised them.    The “second truth” was that … there’s more than one way […]


July 12, 2018


Going to start w/ “integers early” version and an interactive “let’s put these degrees where they’d be on the thermometer” thing. There are 31 activities that come up on Geogebra when I search for “thermometer,” including 1 from Illustrative Math that has an activity with a word problem, where you can use the activity to […]