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About the app

February 5, 2017


 I made a video of what each activity does here:   … but the actual app is testable at    

Equations and stuff.

September 15, 2016


Solving algebraic equations is, I’m thinking right this second, one of the “gateways within the gateway courses” that lots of folks don’t get through. It’s definitely a ‘thing’ that I reveled in when I learned it.   Learning that “of means times” … bang!   Suddenly I could figure out percent problems and all kinds […]

Make! Make!

August 29, 2016


Okay, I don’t ‘think visually’ so I couldn’t begin to tell you what a person could make… but I saw this   and thought… oh, even *I* could make manipulatives… really creative manipulatives… with that thing. Hmmm…   It’ll be on my grant list 🙂  (It’s over a hundred dollars on W00t today.. and I […]

Rabbit holes

May 30, 2016


An entirely too-long blurb yesterday morning on Weekend Edition was about a “rabbit hole” — the thing that happens when you get online and click from one thing to the next.      I’ve had some awesome opportunities come up from going down rabbit holes… but they’ve reached a critical mass where I need to […]


May 12, 2016


So, I figured out how to skip all the parts with Git and GitHub and pushing and pulling and what have you… and I’ve got the “app-release” version “pre-beta” at  … and I told a few people about it. So to download it, you need to tell your device (and I don’t know how recent […]

GED webinar

April 28, 2016


  First, the usual description of “traditional unproductive.”   Why, why is the “traditional” way of doing things always deemed “unproductive”?   It’s incredibly unscientific to start that way.   Can we not learn from the Evil Traditional Way? The slide itself just called ’em unproductive vs. productive…  first unproductive one being “Students can learn […]

Reusability Time

August 1, 2014


So. I have a working app that will do the three things I wish it to do on a horizontal number line. I can let the student slide a slide bar back and forth to “see” subtraction on a number line. I can present the student with an equation on the number line and ask […]