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So big!

June 22, 2018

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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 […]

Landmark insights

May 4, 2018

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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 […]

More visuals :)

March 3, 2018

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A site full of virtual manipulates, which seem to be javascript 😉 🙂   http://mathsbot.com/ Free, but not “OER.” The Open Education people seem to be mostly about Changing How Institutions Do THings.   Power In Numbers has been about curating and sharing OER for adult ed.   This is at such a smaller scale! I keep finding […]

“nix the tricks” — how do we define trick?

July 24, 2017

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I subscribed to MooMooMath and got an update that included this lesson on binomial expansion — raising binomials to assorted powers .    Linking to the one with the title including Pascal’s Triangle 🙂 Since ALEKS doesn’t include it, it doesn’t pertain directly to my life but the “what parts of ‘algebra’ should be required?”  is […]

June 28, 2017

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The BEarded Math Man is posting some videos and … oh, Sal Khan’s got nothin’ on him : )   “Binomial reproduction” is one approach to factoring, with the analogy to “who’s the father?”  to figure out “where did this come from?”   If I were an adolescent I’d be luvvin’ it.   (Now, it […]

Contrast

June 26, 2017

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I really do oft reflect happily about our Math courses being taught for understanding, and speculate that I’d find another job if they weren’t. Summer courses… ugh.   Tech math so they’re allowed to use calculators for everything, including algebra problems like z/2 – 2/3 = -1/3z + 1/6 .   No, there’s no context […]

Endorphin-induced thoughts…

March 3, 2017

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29 degrees and not much wind at all … and I got out a little early.   I could hear talk and laughter from one early-party group this “Unofficial Saint Patrick’s Day.” Imagining having funding. Imagining organizing (!yes, I think crazy thoughts on bike rides) the Urbana-Champaign node of OER innovations.  The technology and its […]