Why I want to look at Illustrative Math

June 2, 2017

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I just growled on Twitter about the teasers at Illustrative Math … I’ve done a webinar on it, and perused the website which acts as if it … already exists. It’s full of “it’s wonderful!” … Then I try to look it over and — oh, well, no. That form to fill out is full […]

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Fun with freecodecamp

June 1, 2017

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Not sure it’s getting me anywhere but… neither was playing Bejeweled Blitz. It’s set up to test your answers against a rubric which says things like “you can’t use an if statement.” Well, if you have a comment with “if” in it… that shows up red 🙂 There’s serious inconsistency in challenges from one task […]

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Brain tired :)

May 31, 2017

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Made and uploaded another video — sub 3 minutes about number lines . Other awesome link: http://build.fluidproject.org/chartAuthoring/demos/# — what a pie chart SOUNDS LIKE. As in, making them accessible, and yes, the presentation about it included that we really should reconsider whether we’re “accommodating” a “problem” somebody has. I shouldn’t get laughter when I talk […]

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Contrasts

May 30, 2017

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Trying to design a lesson for a student who has accommodations but … a times tables chart isn’t going to help when you have to multiply 45 x 109. The symbol processing is overwhelming. It’s striking me just how helpful (i.e., critical) having consistent visual connections are, and also how important it will be to […]

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Holiday

May 29, 2017

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Holiday 🙂 Here we are! Memorial day, I’ve ridden 33 miles … time to … focus. Hoping freecodecamp will invade space taken up by bejeweled blitz. I’m six little lessons from getting into objects. It’ll be a “thing” to figure out when and where to try to start designing. In the mean time, on the […]

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Sticking to print

May 27, 2017

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I got an email saying my tablet was at Makerspace, and when I retrieved it voila!  My hard copy of Lower Ed was in the same bag.   I could read right away 🙂 I was also happy because I *thought* I’d downloaded the Routines for Reasoning there.  Well, no — at least I didn’t […]

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More lessons learned

May 26, 2017

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Student is expressing That Thing that happens so often (and is one of my irritation triggers, tho’ not a severe one):   seeing one word and locking in on one process.   Multiplication must be multiplication.   How can it be division? Fortunately, we have successfully — with lots of work with number lines and […]

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