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Focus, focus

February 16, 2018

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Serendipity!   I’m trying to do that minimalist fraction stuff and this fraction lesson is linked to on twitter.   Yes, it’s Illustrative Math (IM) and I love this promotion of **going back** and doing stuff from earlier because that’s what they need.   This linked to a lesson on fraction number lines which is exactly what the quiz […]

Graspable math?

January 23, 2018

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Okay, just dropped bike blog post into wrong place but I’ll move it later… Yesterday I got  an article about “adapting perception, action and technology for mathematical reasoning” sent to me. Lots of scientific defense of the way our brains adapt and different parts do different kinds of processing, such as the way people who […]

“Visual” math & devEd

December 6, 2017

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From my tweetworld:  I think this is an excellent idea:   present these potentially overwhelming streams of symbols in a way that helps the learner know what to look at.   (I also think we need to include practice reading stuff without that little crutch.) That said, it’s just a better-looking presentation of … symbols.   It doesn’t […]

Adult ed: can we come out of the margins?

October 28, 2017

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Time to make the promised blog post response to Tuesday’s webinar with our Power in Numbers user group.   I caught the tail end of it, wherein Amber Delliger inquired of Dan Meyer:   how can adult ed get more involved in the math ed community?   She noted that adult educators can be tentative because many aren’t […]

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 […]

“Oer Misunderstandings” Hechinger Report

September 29, 2017

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Goal:  Non-tangential Blog Titles 🙂 Three Misunderstandings about Open Educational Resources  — HOoray for not calling them “myths” 🙂 First — that the main benefit it saving money.   Okay, sorry guys but this quote is laughable: “In reality, every district we know approaches open educational resources with a single goal: to accelerate student learning […]

NROC webinar

September 26, 2017

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A good one!     It was not about the magnificent shiny tools… it was about getting a team together and using the tools and involving the students in the process.   First — yes, in the two years they’ve been doing it, math “MAP” scores (I infer a standardized assessment of your skills) have gone […]