Math as normal for everybody

August 12, 2017

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Mr. Corey Math blog post — Wherein he shares his posters about math to show lots of different people doing it and that … yes, it’s still being done.   Lots of “statistics help us figure out important things.” I appreciate that he also stays away from “first woman to do this…” etc. He’s got links […]

Posted in: online resources

Digital LEarning and Adult Basic Ed

August 12, 2017

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Digital LEarning and Adult Ed: What works? Tech changes so fast that it’s really hard for “what works” research to keep up but that link is to some research on “digital learning” and adult ed for basic math and literacy.  (YAY!!!  SOmebody is talking about this!!!) The Executive Summary includes this: For developers and vendors […]

Posted in: ALEKS, numeracy

Focus free Friday ;)

August 11, 2017

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Okay, not totally… but late getting out to ride, and still working on the very first question to turn into MathML (and wondering whether it’s a complete waste of time).   Well, not complete b/c it means I’m going through each and every question. Decided that it wasn’t lazy to fail to put in the […]

Posted in: cognitive resonance

Foggy

August 10, 2017

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So!   Whilst with ALEKS students get walked through entering fractions… and yes, Connect can do it, too, it seems none of the LMS’s that teachers can use have that facility.  A student can’t answer with a mixed number; it’s “what is the whole number, what is the numerator, what is the denominator?” Also.   […]

Rendering, rendering

August 8, 2017

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So! I’ve got to make fractions… thought I’d find a nice tutorial to cut and paste a mixed number. Found lots of stuff discussing what MathML and LaTeX are, most of which I don’t understand.  A consistent message is that if you want to write math, you want to use LaTex. Of course I can’t […]

Writing in math online

August 7, 2017

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In my explorations of our learning management system, “Cobra,”  from D2L or Brightspace or whatever they’re calling it now… the math quizzes in one course have students enter fractions by stating what the numerator and the denominator are. When it’s just a fraction, it still resembles a fraction — the numerator is above the denominator […]

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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” […]