Browsing All posts tagged under »cognitive resonance«

Quiet Monday?

November 23, 2020


Folks have been moved online so I hve no idea whether this “last 3 days before holiday” week will be busy or not. In years past I’ve had folks under “get done by holidays” deadlines (inwardly or outwardly imposed); I arrived 8:15 but nobody’s here yet ūüėČ As I pulled through the campus parking lot, […]

VIsuals! Visuals!

May 26, 2017


Last night I chatted with a friend who’s a graphic designer specializing in educational materials. ¬† She loved programming but … math. ¬† She had said that when she sees a recipe and it calls for 1/3 or 2/3 … what??? I had been explaining to her the visual I need for my lessons: ¬† […]

A new idea

January 25, 2017


LOL ¬†the two minutes ’til end of work day and I DROVE THE CAR THING so I can’t even think about it well on the way home. Here’s my next magic grant request. ¬† Hey. ¬† I really should figure it out and at least plop it on a few other blogs.¬† So I’m doing […]

a mystery solved – no, 2 of ’em!

May 29, 2016


So, I remembered from my brother’s grade school report on Pythagoras that root two being irrational might not have been¬†¬†derived from¬† “can’t make ratio” (irr – not… rational — ratio), but that the little society fervently believed the deities made a beautiful universe that could always be reduced to integer ratios, and so since that […]

Backing up …

February 6, 2016


… the files, which is a step forward. ¬†The Working Thing with title “Jan29” is now on Ay-soos, the GREENECK and the Transcend and the Camtasia flash drives and now the cloud knows where they are. Since my next Thing TO Figure Out is how to manage versions of things in GitHub, it’ll soon be […]

Geek trivia

January 16, 2016


To handle an individual key press, implement onKeyDown() or onKeyUp() as appropriate. Usually, you should use onKeyUp() if you want to be sure that you receive only one event. If the user presses and holds the button, then onKeyDown() is called multiple times. That’s from¬† ¬†and I just wouldn’t have thought of that… I’m trying […]

Time to … focus… but…

December 5, 2015


Okay I’m turning *off* what seems to be Uri Treisman talking last February about noticing that efforts in “equity” tend to be efforts to help people pass courses to meet the political needs of the administration Stealing that phrase, and going back to the app ¬† b/c yes, even if passing the course is also […]

conceptual frontloading and mindsets

June 3, 2015


I talked to a fellow who wondered about making online textbooks more accessible to folks with learning disabilities. ¬† This inspired me to see what kinds of things were happening and it seems that yes, some etexts are including study aids. ¬† I forced myself to stop — no changing majors in the middle of […]

Real Numbers (Natural ones) Rock

March 18, 2015


Trying to get slope intercept form of an equation and the student asks me what gives me the mathematical right to move that five x to the other side. So I explained about equality… doin’ the same thing to both sides means they’re still the same… but that is a little extra abstract… so I […]


April 21, 2014


So, after doing the conceptual framework building of recursions… today we went over the text example that is essentially a template for our lab. ¬†(edit in hindsight: ¬†this was posted days after I typed it. ¬†We had class on Thursday, not Easter Sunday ;)) Had he mentioned this, I would have spent considerably less time […]