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N + 1 article – but different

January 7, 2020

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I get to eat some words 🙂 Alexandra Logue tweeted that hey, there was lots of evidence that supporting students in college level math *worked* with a link to a study: “Should Students Assessed as Needing Remedial Mathematics Take College-Level Quantitative Courses Instead? A Randomized Controlled Trial.” Erm. Yes. I was skeptical. And when I […]

N + 1 – arithmetic remediation in college article

January 4, 2020

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So! Fascinating article here from New York City College of Technology: A Modularized Tablet-Based Approach to Preparation for Remedial Mathematics . First off, up front, they state that lots of people need to learn arithmetic before they can take remedial math, rather than exclude them. The intro is the usual “things are really bad!!” stuff, […]

Thread + 1, dev math “successes”

January 3, 2020

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Reading about Salt Lake Community College winning an award   for their Quantitative  Literacy Pathways. The proportion of students retained into a higher math course the following semester was markedly higher for the new gateway course (.44 in Fall 2016) than for Intermediate Algebra – the previous gateway course (.33 in Fall 2015 and .3 in Fall […]

hoLIDAys

December 27, 2019

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  … about to head out this Boxing Day for a few miles.     My 30+hit day is off the calendar so the 3 aday look almost significant — and let me post stuff like WOW, I figured out how to replicate my number chart on another page (tho’ I thnk I want to add […]

FRIDAY

December 20, 2019

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  Technology Review says tech is widening gaps!  It describes students with iPads going through math “learning” software and being totally clueless about what the questions were asking.   Sigh, it just said it was “on iPads,” not what “learning software” it was using, but it’s refreshing to read about the realities. Yes *on the bike* […]

adult ed resources

December 16, 2019

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    Illinois Community College Board has a website about adult ed with resources including a Moodle course in basic math.   It includes Jo BOaler and Graham Fletchy and Math Antics videos — so they’re finding the good stuff 🙂 Like everything else, it says fact fluency is a good thing and then proceeds right […]

FRIDAY

December 16, 2019

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  S l o w l y   learning this CSS/HTML/JavaScript navigation… AND THEn  the repl.it and github … somehow things aren’t getting put there.   I made a mess of “new versions” and it showed them all and then I walked away, came back and it was “hey, put this on GitHub!” and no changes were […]