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transitions…

July 12, 2018

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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 […]

So big!

June 22, 2018

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Okay, I didn’t ride out to shop yet becasue it’s just raining and raining.   Will just put on the raincoat…. … downloaded Audacity and am doing same for Aptana.   I have the UDL guidelines and the “six strategies for effective learning,” and … decided to make an infographic of my own for the Structured, Multisensory […]

Back!

June 18, 2018

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I’m writing up the “background” for this OER math project.   “Explain how the project came about…”   well, that would take a page or two… I wanted to link to UDL principles and noticed they “have a new home” http://udlguidelines.cast.org/  and that their chart still outlines “Provide multiple means of…” representation, action and expression, and engagement.” […]

Landmark insights

May 4, 2018

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Yesterday’s email included a link from Landmark School’s outreach about math  It includes this insight: Memory is strengthened by richness and logic of content. A student looking out the classroom window might mutter “dog” while observing a magnificent German short-haired pointer loping through a freshly poured cement sidewalk. Clearly, something is being missed in the translation. It […]

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 […]

focus, focus

March 20, 2018

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(It’s not happening yet…) I just sent this email to Power in Numbers: Have you seen https://www.geogebra.org/m/zQ7ADTWX   in geogebra?  It’s a whole BOOK for GED …  The “Isle of Mathematics” looks to have a trove of good things, and Geogebra is CC-BY … And I just saw a cool webinar (only because students aren’t here […]

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 […]