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New Stuff.

April 24, 2019


In order to keep from double dipping (working both jobs at once), when there are people here so I can’t just “take personal leave” to work on the side hustle, I play around with visuals that are inspired by it.   To wit:   making an image to use to do long division so that it’s easier […]


March 2, 2018

0    Want that poster on the board at my chimerical Termite Terrace constructing/adapting math lessons… it melds well with this post about gamification and cooperation (“less Candy Crush – more Dungeons and Dragons”)  

Open Educational Resources: it’s worth the effort

September 18, 2017


I love that teachers are sharing their enhancements to Illustrative Mathematics.   This is what the “open” in “Open Educational Resources” is all about!   The IM lessons are licensed CC-BY — “attribution.”   Everybody can use them, revise them, even use them commercially as long as credit is given. The sharing process completely lacks any […]

Math as normal for everybody

August 12, 2017


Mr. Corey Math blog post — Wherein he shares his posters about math to show lots of different people doing it and that … yes, it’s still being done.   Lots of “statistics help us figure out important things.” I appreciate that he also stays away from “first woman to do this…” etc. He’s got links […]

CC-In Between

July 5, 2017


So I’m making these cute pictures … which would be even better if I had more time or talent 🙂 Now, if Anonymous Math Teacher wanted to do whatever with them, I’d be fine and wouldn’t care about attribution. However, *if* thinsg went commercial, I’d want attribution. I doubt I’m the first person to wish […]

Professional Development Day!

February 23, 2017


Wherein I have watched the “Open Pedagogy” webinar from, wherein the participants discuss having students *create* “open” content in courses.   (First off is the caveat that no! this isn’t appropriate for everything! and there’s much discussion of the need for careful planning and leaving room for privacy and diverse student needs.) I’d love […]

Back to it

August 13, 2013


Back to it… see the previous post for the delectable list.  … so after this almost delectable list, the commenter proceeds to talk about the really awesome and amazing things technology can do to effect these things… things like… wait for it… ALEKS.    I did my darndest to pull in my fangs — these […]

I to the What Power???

March 12, 2013


A student helped me see a connection to help teaching students how to figure out what i to the big number power is.   The procedural “divide by four, use the remainder, and then choose from these four  memorized  possibilities” is pretty danged taxing on the working memory. The student in question understood about odd […]

oer commons screenshot

March 2, 2013


So, I’m procrastinating.   Vowing to put in eight hours of Making Math Stuff With Flash… … perhaps to put up on the oercommons site.   I guess I’m not supposed to find where I would do that — as this screenshot indicates, finding *anything* is a bit of a challenge.   I shall go […]

“two big problems” with online courses

February 21, 2013

0 First problem:  high attrition.  Second: “courses delivered solely online may be fine for highly skilled, highly motivated people, but they are inappropriate for struggling students who make up a significant portion of college enrollment and who need close contact with instructors to succeed.” “But, so far, the evidence shows that poorly designed courses can […]