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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 […]

anticipation II

March 2, 2019

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Signed contract received yesterday (dated yesterday).   SO things could really actually get interesting soon 🙂 In the meantime … times tables!   And hte usual Saturday reading. From our Developmental Ed Council meeting, which was about the law being proposed to basically eliminate developmental education and put everybody into college level courses “with support.”   I didn’t […]

What He Said

December 10, 2018

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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:  

“A broader vision for OER”

October 13, 2018

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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

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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

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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 […]