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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 […]

So big!

June 22, 2018


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 […]


June 18, 2018


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”  and that their chart still outlines “Provide multiple means of…” representation, action and expression, and engagement.” […]

Landmark insights

May 4, 2018


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


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


(It’s not happening yet…) I just sent this email to Power in Numbers: Have you seen   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


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 […]