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Picture progression

August 13, 2017

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  Whereas, I searched around for nice posters, visuals, etc.  about subtracting with borrowing.   5 minus a fourth. I found lots of examples of varying degrees of appeal. All of them were all numbers and symbols.   None of them did that “concrete to abstract” transition.   In my experience (the phrase I put […]

PhD: what if it were puzzles?

August 7, 2017

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Lots of folks think that algebra and math NEED TO BE RELEVANT for students to be motivated to learn it, and all kinds of efforts are made to develop “real world” things to solve. While I think this is a worthwhile path, I appreciated somebody (if I can remember who, I’ll edit) who broadened “relevant” […]

SWDMathChat

August 1, 2017

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https://members.buildmathminds.com/2017/07/27/gael-vms/   This will be “free” until August 7.   It’s August 1 today.   Right now I am extremely appreciating the description of manipulative use.   Rather than “if you don’t get it, go use the manipulatives,” the manipulatives are tools to bridge to understanding.   They’re using a balance of the sort that […]

Images and text

July 26, 2017

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The part of me that wanted explanations has won out 🙂   I redid the “forks and fourths.” I wanted the forks a little bigger, too. Now it’s time to put this aside, though… it’s free for the taking, and when (not if, when) I get a good page on my site for this I’ll […]

Images R Not Really Us

July 24, 2017

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Yes, this is definitely in the “trick” category but it’s to keep from going down a path one has been down so many times before.  I got to watch this happen this morning…  reverting back to adding across, top and bottom… but it’s in the “so goofy it might stick” category. Part Two:    Okay, […]

GIMP

July 13, 2017

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I have decided to keep track of the stuff I’m learning in GIMP and perhaps share it with people (and at least have a trail I can go back to when I can’t remember something).  Could there be collaborating teachers making things like cool images? Or is the learning curve not worth it? First thing […]

Rainy days and Mondays

July 11, 2017

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Go ahead and Google it — one of those “great songs of the sixties” that was really from 1971 🙂 I thought today was massively unproductive — put together 1.7 and 1.8 but I thought they were done last week and… 1.9 is exponents.  As with the multiplication… I felt the concept was too important […]