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What He Said

December 10, 2018


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:   Advertisements

Thread 3

September 18, 2018


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 […]

Quality can be objective.

August 21, 2018


Quality matters, peeps. So there’s an exercise taking survey data and filling in a chart w/ percent and number of degrees on the little circle. 3/26 students had some opinion about math.   THis translates into 0.115384615… or 11.5%.   Students are to round to the nearest tenth of a percent, and to the nearest whole degree. […]

focus, focus

March 20, 2018


(It’s not happening yet…) I just sent this email to Power in Numbers: Have you seen   in geogebra?  It’s a whole BOOK for GED …  The “Isle of Mathematics” looks to have a trove of good things, and Geogebra is CC-BY … And I just saw a cool webinar (only because students aren’t here […]


February 17, 2018


REally missing Mary Cliff’s “folk music and things you can see from there” show.  She’d have found the songs people have been singing *forever* — new ones and ancient ones, from all over the world — about the realities of evil and what people do to get around it. Meanwhile, back at the ranch … […]

Focus, focus

February 16, 2018


Serendipity!   I’m trying to do that minimalist fraction stuff and this fraction lesson is linked to on twitter.   Yes, it’s Illustrative Math (IM) and I love this promotion of **going back** and doing stuff from earlier because that’s what they need.   This linked to a lesson on fraction number lines which is exactly what the quiz […]

Mass emails & creepy algorithms

October 3, 2017


Okay, this blogpost about creepy twist to MAP test kinda hit home:    the test is also supposed to measure students’ “engagement,” and the teacher was supposed to intervene because, it would seem, a student was clicking through too quickly and was therefore deemed “disengaged.”   Well, the student just works that fast.  Yes, there are teachers […]