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Next steps!

June 3, 2019


So, the Illustrative Math stint is done for now.   I am hoping that they decide to do the more involved “support for a class” — but am honestly glad to have summer to keep going in my own directions. I found hashtag #indieweb  on twitter full of people who use their own websites to share […]

Faculty Summer Institute!

May 25, 2019


Tuesday and Wednesday this was! the keynote speakers were well received and were local teacher types, as opposed to inspirational speakers… … the second day’s was memorable for the “culture change with a dog clicker” idea, which if I remember correctly was not particularly intentional. Whereas students had dissections adn they could get up to […]

Those concepts

May 17, 2019


Somebody tweeted about students not getting something and somebody suggested maybe the Ss didn’t get the area concept …   so they checked…  and there’s an awesome YouCubed exercise for building just that concept here (“How many rows?)   🙂 I would want to build in practice and connections towards automaticity, of course 🙂 I’m up to […]

That chart :)

May 15, 2019


Having the numbers in the boxes means I can use that example to help students bridge to whichever one they’re working on. Now, this is a reference chart that comes after working w/ concrete and visual examples to help build the sometimes hard-to-grasp understanding of just what these powers of ten mean.   The idea that […]

article N + 1

May 6, 2019


Don’t really have time to blog this through  —  what I recall is that this at least asks questions, especially about how  many students “complete” Algebra 2 but still place into developmental math, and breaks that down by race.     I have lots of wonders — like would the people who “completed” Algebra 2 […]

May Day!

May 1, 2019


So many powerful associations with that.   Do I need rescue?   Am I taking radical action for working people?   Am I dancing ’round a maypole?  Am I anticipating a month dedicated to the Blessed Mother? Maybe all of the above 🙂 Dodging raindrops… we’re singing on May 18 including excerpts from Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Utopia, Limited,” […]

Distance Formula

April 24, 2019


  Yes, I tell students… these word problems with different rates are a shared misery — stand up comics know they can get laughs bringing back memories. They’re also solvable. So, I was wondering about doing a visual-to-abstract progression.   A quick google found a whole lot of procedural explanations… I’m also chatting w/ the folks […]