Browsing All posts tagged under »math education«

quick reflection

June 26, 2018

0

Day 1 of the Geogebra 2-day workshop in. Lots and lots observed and learned. I remembered from Animation that … trying to follow w/ computer splits my brain and I do better watching, thinking, taking actual notes … and then *doing* stuff later.   Plus much was stuff I already know. All every bit of that […]

Landmark insights

May 4, 2018

0

Yesterday’s email included a link from Landmark School’s outreach about math  It includes this insight: Memory is strengthened by richness and logic of content. A student looking out the classroom window might mutter “dog” while observing a magnificent German short-haired pointer loping through a freshly poured cement sidewalk. Clearly, something is being missed in the translation. It […]

Math ‘integration’

March 28, 2018

0

I’ve been asked by an adult ed teacher to meet and talk about math, and there have been questions that have come up online. I could write a few books w/ the specific strategies for getting students learning and building math ideas… but what about generalities? Number one would prob’ly be “make visual connections” — […]

Remediation Article N + 1

February 26, 2018

0

https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2018-02-20/researchers-unsure-which-remedial-education-models-work-best-for-students  Okay, first, it suffers from “looking for the solution.”   What works best? … drum roll… wait for it … It             depends Different students need different things. Nope, they can’t go there.   It talks about acceleration and eliminating remediation not necessarily being a good idea, and then talks about “co-requisite” […]

June 28, 2017

0

The BEarded Math Man is posting some videos and … oh, Sal Khan’s got nothin’ on him : )   “Binomial reproduction” is one approach to factoring, with the analogy to “who’s the father?”  to figure out “where did this come from?”   If I were an adolescent I’d be luvvin’ it.   (Now, it […]

Contrast

June 26, 2017

3

I really do oft reflect happily about our Math courses being taught for understanding, and speculate that I’d find another job if they weren’t. Summer courses… ugh.   Tech math so they’re allowed to use calculators for everything, including algebra problems like z/2 – 2/3 = -1/3z + 1/6 .   No, there’s no context […]

Break over!

June 19, 2017

0

(When I was a lifeguard at little apartment pools, we called the “adult swims” what they really were — breaks for the kids to get out of the water.   We didn’t call them religiously on the hour — and the kiddos usually figured out that they’d get called if they started getting cranky with […]