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Future students, eureka math

September 23, 2017

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A person interested in prepping for the assessment came in… and the “I can’t help my kids do their homework!” comment happened.   “They don’t have a text! HOw are we supposed to help them?”   They would just go on the INternet and “Google the answers, but that’s not very good,” (and yes, usually […]

Rules Rules Rules

September 5, 2017

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Mainly I’m doing the time-honored “find that powerpoint file so you can do a better video.”   Looked to youtube to see what’s out there already and found several “here are the rules!  This is EASY!!!”   — breaking two of *my* rules.  Don’t tell me it’s easy just because it’s easy for you!  and […]

International Dyslexia Assoc.

August 17, 2017

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As an Orton-Gillingham trained reading specialist, I stay affiliated w/ the IDA (formerly named after Orton) so I’ve gotten their conference program.   They know how to do stuff… it’s a Big Hotel Conference that doesn’t reek of corporations.   The ads are mostly schools which have helped so many people become successful that yea, […]

Roller Coaster’s started!

August 14, 2017

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The “session” listening to admins tell us how it’s going to be a great year is done.   Boy-howdy, are they all 100% focused on the almighty dollar.   The positives were in terms of “we got this many dollars in grants!”  “We saved this many dollars with…”   It’s up to us to keep […]

Picture progression

August 13, 2017

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  Whereas, I searched around for nice posters, visuals, etc.  about subtracting with borrowing.   5 minus a fourth. I found lots of examples of varying degrees of appeal. All of them were all numbers and symbols.   None of them did that “concrete to abstract” transition.   In my experience (the phrase I put […]

PhD: what if it were puzzles?

August 7, 2017

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Lots of folks think that algebra and math NEED TO BE RELEVANT for students to be motivated to learn it, and all kinds of efforts are made to develop “real world” things to solve. While I think this is a worthwhile path, I appreciated somebody (if I can remember who, I’ll edit) who broadened “relevant” […]

Svenstock and #MTBOS

July 28, 2017

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There is this debate on Twitter about the name #MTBOS — “twitter blog o sphere.”      Seems some people think it connotes an exclusive “secret handshake” kind of group.  And oh, you are not worthy if you only tweet. And  one of the “bigwigs” tells us we need to listen to those people and […]