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Songs

February 17, 2018

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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

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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

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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 […]

Structured vision

September 14, 2017

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…. that’s what I have, eh? Well, yesterday I *did* successfully put together “1.4”  — adding integers with the same sign number on the number line.   Next weeK  :   1.5   (adding different signs, then mixing htem up.) THen for *my* course I”m going to follow the ORton-Gillingham principle of ‘don’t teach the […]

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 […]

We’re rolling…

September 1, 2017

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Friday, end of “week two.”   Labor Day holiday Monday. Yes, people post online and say “I’m teaching ___ for the first time this year — anybody have a curriculum?” Would I want to be in that class?   (Would I want to teach in that school?) It’s not raining in Houston… 50 inches, folks… […]

Math Summit ONline

August 1, 2017

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Christina Toldevold is doing what I’ve wanted to happen — a totally amazing online conference / summit with all those people I follow on Twitter — the #MTBOS math twitter blog-o-sphere.   Okay, half of ’em.   (THe other half are really K-2, tho’ I  do want to see the “stuff with number lines” session. […]

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 […]

Marble Slides R Us :)

July 13, 2017

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Student in Math Literacy came in for help “on the computer part” of the course.  Well, Connect has been a source of frustration… a student asked “what does it want me to do?” and I had to answer “reach in and fix the program — it’s wrong again,” as we just asked it for the […]

Find!

July 10, 2017

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This is CC-By 🙂 🙂 This is a classic video about a workshop to inspire empathy and understanding for people with learning disabilities.    It’s decades old but much can be learned from it.