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Quiet Tuesday

February 7, 2017

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It’s not too busy — I’ve gotten six more “Modumath” lesson skeletons moved into our LMS.   Checked the Lumen Learning job at LinkedIn — no surprises.   The surprise was that I’d gotten around to putting something in my profile, to wit: I’m an “academic development specialist” at Parkland College. I support students in “pre-college […]

“When I make my own…”

February 6, 2017

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I was helping a guy with the Connect lesson where they’re learning about figuring out scaled models.   They like to throw in “real world stuff that twists things” — so they talk about where “3/4” scale actually means 3/4 inches stands for one foot.   It’s a pretty neat exploration. Still, lots of them […]

remediation article n + 2

February 1, 2017

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http://hechingerreport.org/colleges-enroll-students-arent-prepared-higher-education/ This one’s seriously behind the times.   Oh, MY!!!!!   So many unprepared students!!!! (Statistics provided). The wretched part is in the comments which I suspect represent our cultural shift, though I can hope/wish that it’s a reflection of this specific audience.   There’s no questioning the value of an educational system that spews […]

“Help outside class”

January 12, 2017

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On twitter, Michael Pershan noted that it’s taken him 3 years to figure out how to get students help outside class. This made several thoughts gel in my feeble brain, the biggest one being that ‘help outside’ is vastly underrated and a huge equity issue. I think we don’t want students to need help outside […]

pure, applied ingredients: but what’s the recipe?

June 29, 2016

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http://hechingerreport.org/pure-math-better-applied-math/   is the article, which I thought I’d already seen but since its date is two days ago, I guess not 🙂 What’s cooler?   Three minutes w/ our librarian on the “chat” option on the site and I’ve got the original article it’s based on.   Oops, book. 224 pages.  (It was a long […]

Mathia X Review

June 8, 2016

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I was out marking roads for yesterday’s webinar on the latest THING THAT IS GOING TO SAVE ALL MATH INSTRUCTION BECAUSE IT IS SO GOOD AND AMAZING. I think I’m glad I get to watch it because I won’t comment through the initial cynic filter… Executive short summary (current jargon, tl;dr ) :   Same […]

Musing On

May 19, 2016

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So I cranked out 3 minutes on how to memorize the vertex formula.   http://www.amazon.com/Manual-Essential-Academic-Skills-Version/dp/1933107987/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8     (let’s see if not sending it outside embeds it, eh?) Now to look at my archives for other stuff…