Browsing All posts tagged under »math ed«

Why leave the visuals behind?

June 6, 2016


On my twitter feed, Steve Wyborney posted an awesome little graphic which I am stealing and posting below:  He asks that if somebody uses it in K-2, to “take a pic of your board and send my way!” Then there’s the awesome Donna Boucher who has all kinds of resources on her site for making […]

Taste of Elegance ;)

December 22, 2015


Yippppeee!!!!   It worrrkkkeed!!!! The app is progressing… and so is my skill level.  For the first time in my life, I had a method “return” an object 🙂   It’s just something that I had a lot of trouble grasping… and I’m sure it won’t be my favorite thing but … I feel so […]

The Way Your Teacher Told You

July 1, 2014


I tentatively attempt to do The NExt Thing in the App of Doom, which is to have a “show me!” button for the integer problem that will go back to the “watch the subtraction!” activity (which right now has no animation, but I have dreams).    I meticulously broke it down into one.   teeny. […]

Decimated Decimals

June 27, 2014


Hmmm… while I’m working on my Tone of Voice, I should prob’ly do the same for the tone of my digital communications. A poster plopped onto Facebook with pictures of foods and their prices; the salad was $4.99 and a burger and a coke were each labeled as “.99” cents. I felt compelled to contact […]

pie our squairs

June 26, 2014


pie our squairs… we often show why the area of a rectangle is the length times the width or the base times the height, but students so often get even more confounded with area vs. circumference of a circle.  I’m thinking of including in My Idea Of A Pretty Good Math TUtorial a sidebar with […]

Site list that I like!

June 13, 2014


Usually, peoples’ requests via email to be added to my site are…almost as sad as my site, which I created in pre-CSS days and don’t like my provider at all and need to migrate it somewhere better and… and…   but this one is worth sharing: Now, I’m not endorsing anything else about the site, about […]

Thoughts on MOOCs and math teachers

June 4, 2014


So I’m looking more at the MOOC and noticing how many comments have a student really frustrated, or saying the course isn’t doing them any good.   THe cool thing about this one is that there is feedback… from people who know what they’re talking about, usually.        I did smack into another […]

Screenshot, Mary Ellen Carter Academy

May 27, 2014


Yes, one of my summer “to do” items is to find a different host for my site… but I’m also following Kathy Schrock on Twitter (yes, I remember when she was getting started and “ed tech” was a wee bairn…) and there’s a contest for doing stuff with Office products. Must say that while I […]

Another Screen Shot

May 26, 2014


I honestly wish I had a few more clues about user friendliness, but here’s today’s efforts. I learned that it crashes if you are going to write text on top of text, or maybe sometimes, but it doesn’t mind writing text on top ofdrawings. *Maybe* you can’t refer to something that’s later on in your […]

Screenshot from the App of Doom

May 23, 2014


I’ve got the slider working, but now I need to think in that foreign language — the visual — so that this isn’t just some nicely colored blobs. I think my plan will be to figure out the other necessary “make it an app that works” logistics before diving back and trying to get it […]