Browsing All posts tagged under »math education«

boring thought organizing

March 4, 2023


I’m perusing “how to do poster presentations” and oh, the audience is *so* clearly 20-something grad students trying to impress but this one from Hopkins looks good (LOL viewers will have different cognitive styles!). The big picture? Let’s try this: SOME STUDENTS NEED DEVELOPMENTAL MATH. SKILLS AND SCORES Students are arriving at college without the […]

Purposeful Practice

November 21, 2022


… I *think* that was the name of the session at the awesome Make Math Moments Virtual Summit which had, they say, over 10,000 participants. There were hundreds in each session I dropped in on. I’ve been following these folks since they were just sharing some cool stuff, though at first it was all apple-product-dependent… so, […]

TODOS video

June 27, 2022


I didn’t get to do the webinar live, but I watched the recording of the TodosMath vimeo “My students scored 0/8! What do I do next?” They give link to the materials at the end: . I had a brief bit of nervousness when I feared it would be another explanation of theory and […]

Spring! Division, place value

April 14, 2022


On the bus today b/c storms be a-comin’. I had an interesting lesson w/ the Tuesday Teens. Four were there, two were participating, so … yes, I got to be in my comfort zone addressing individuals. Class dynamics — I’m woefully out of practice. We’d introduced “halfiness” from the “Transitions” fractions section. My friend who […]


June 8, 2021


I’ve already had a student 🙂 This one is repeating a class and … has learned *so much.* As in, a living, breathing reason why our full service support is needed and beneficial. You really wouldn’t recognize this one as the same person. first time through, learning the whole array of navigation — here’s a […]

Please Go and Bring For Me

January 15, 2021


And 3-day weekend! Yes, I took the bus this a.m. — but hadn’t successfully gotten my itty bitty computer to work so I couldn’t read the Long Thing About How Your Little Certificate Programs Keep Poor People Poor. I *could* read this little description of a way to teach multiplication called Please Go and Bring […]

Palliative education

September 24, 2020


Palliative is one of the vocab. words for teh folks reading _Brain on Fire._ This is the flip side of “yes, I can work with higher level content to teach — yes, I’m going to call them lower level skills. There is benefit to teaching the basic mathematical thinking, especially if we can get to […]

Literature summary

January 21, 2020


In summer 2018 I had a slow week and I dug out stuff on developmental math and the “reform” movement.   Seemed this winter break was a good time to sweep back to it… one tangent article and webinar were about reforming *high school* with a pithy metaphor:   we should be making mathematics “a pump, not […]


December 18, 2019


  That’s happening today. I took the bus because the ride home was still lousy on Main Street… … and I wish there were an Inkscape forum.   I found good tutorials but this is, like CSS et al, at that level where you have to know somebody; “click and see what happens” has too many […]

Better than it used to be :)

May 24, 2019


Yes, I’ve got the “plenty of time to do stuff so nothing gets done!” thing happening so!   I’m going to try to have Something To SHare Today.   Well, here’s something 🙂 I found this little “generate the HTML for tables” page  so I don’t have to manually stick a mess of divs in if I want […]