The good connections

March 16, 2017

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Formulae are abstract.   Substitution into a formula can be a meaningless machination.  No longer, for the student who explained what we’d have to do to find the missing length knowing perimeter and side of a rectangle… double the width and subtract it from the perimeter.   Well…. I showed him the substitution process and […]

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Just thinking.

March 16, 2017

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I just critiqued a thing on Twitter and I’m thinking that while language and communication have deteriorated, because things have to be put together quickly and shoved out there, that there’s a potential for community collaboration towards very high standards. GitHub, maybe?   (GoogleDocs?) With three backup safety nets in case things crash? Back to […]

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A winter’s day

March 14, 2017

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(in a deep and dark December… naw, it’s March!) The East is getting gobsmacked while we had some heavy flurries and some wind for my lunch bike ride (yesterday being a car day, the legs said they wanted to get out there, and I don’t argue!) We also had a meeting about the new ALEKS assessment […]

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Monday again!

March 13, 2017

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… Drove the car because it needs to be driven and I have errands — and it really did help to jog from House A to House B to get it rather than take the bicycle. Tonight’s a chorus night and there’s snow and cold, and I could drive to the bank at lunch to […]

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Rulers R Us

March 9, 2017

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So!  Request for images of rulers and their fractional pieces, for to help students learn that.  Yes, the Ruler Game is still there 🙂   It’s got its own domain name now.   https://www.rulergame.net/ Found two gems online:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfhDB-opwnA    and www.ocs.cnyric.org/webpages/bmerrithew/files/reading_a_ruler.pptx  — can’t find a page that links to it.   He has students cover […]

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Why I love Modumath

March 8, 2017

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We’ve got a subscription for Modumath, a series of math tutorials, and we’re building a course in D2L around it.  Nope, not open.  (Sigh, they have other stuff that is.) I’m figuring out which lessons to add OER to, to enhance the lesson.   Knowing people fall off the ‘math train’ with division, that’s a […]

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For Blendkit2017

March 7, 2017

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So, I get to the opinion that while constructivists’ ideas are correct, their teaching methods aren’t so effective… that experts should guide novices. Reminds me of Julie Dirksen’s book _Design for How People LEarn_ and this page (which I found on “Google Books”) so I didn’t even have to take a picture 🙂 ) . […]

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