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* […]

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Impeaching

December 18, 2019

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  That’s happening today. I took the bus because the ride home was still lousy on Main Street… … and I wish there were an Inkscape forum.   I found good tutorials but this is, like CSS et al, at that level where you have to know somebody; “click and see what happens” has too many […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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Tangent Article

December 12, 2019

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  Yes, I will dive in and look for more research on developmental mathematics… twitter got me a link to an article about how the more dual enrollment studetns you have in your gateway course, the worse people who aren’t dual enrolled will do.   They did a whole lot of filtering and weeding to deal […]

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Almost sharable

December 11, 2019

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  (so I’ll share it here)   — this post on the International Dyslexia Association’s page about math and programs.    I *usually* agree with those 3 tenets on the side:   Learn the facts!  It’s okay to know one way to do a problem, not a zillion and … if it’s complex, mnemonics get you access to […]

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Chilly winds ;)

December 10, 2019

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tl/dr:   boring daily minutiae I re-upped the bus pass this morning rather than try to skip a month on the annual pass…. it was all of 14 this morning and the forecast says a few degrees warmer tomorrow… and I’m 179 miles away from 5000 on the year.  Also, things are quieter so the lure […]