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First day!!

August 19, 2019

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Mirabile dictu, I have student workers and managed to get my “first half fours” video made and up. It’s about how to figure out 4 x a number, you double it twice. I decided I’d stick to pictures on this one and on the “bigger ones and how to double anything,” show how x 2 […]

Tryin’ to get to urgent

August 1, 2019

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when I get out on the bike, the 37 different Really Important Things To Get Done slowly bubble to the top.   Doesn’t always follow me inside… The Two Big Things are the Times Tables Class and the Cool Geogebra Spaced Retrieval Activity.   Another Big THing that is lurking is… doing the Thing Like THe Lumen […]

Roll!

July 22, 2019

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So!   My task! To create a student-facing activity in Geogebra that helps the lesson writer’s ideas or goals for the lesson come to life…. My “best Geogebra skills”  aren’t that great so the coming to life part is my focus. Also, there’s already stuff on Geogebra.   How can I add life to that? (the writing […]

Next steps!

June 3, 2019

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So, the Illustrative Math stint is done for now.   I am hoping that they decide to do the more involved “support for a class” — but am honestly glad to have summer to keep going in my own directions. I found hashtag #indieweb  on twitter full of people who use their own websites to share […]

Better than it used to be :)

May 24, 2019

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Yes, I’ve got the “plenty of time to do stuff so nothing gets done!” thing happening so!   I’m going to try to have Something To SHare Today.   Well, here’s something 🙂 I found this little “generate the HTML for tables” page  so I don’t have to manually stick a mess of divs in if I want […]

tricks and memorization and automaticity

March 19, 2019

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I work w/ lots and lots of people who haven’t learned stuff like times tables. It’s a whole lot like decoding in reading.   If you’re not teaching decoding, then … if decoding is a cognitive load, take the load away.   Find another delivery system. However!   It’s worth learning to decode!  It’s worth learning to read. […]

Webinar :)

March 18, 2019

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  It’s interesting to me that they’ve found MP2, MP7 and MP8 to be deeper and more challenging:  (“Reason abstractly and qualitatively,”  “Look for and make use of structures,” “Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.”) I’m imagining the very different experience this would provide a student — tho’ it could be terrifying.   3 […]