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Fellow…

March 21, 2017

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Possibilities abound.   EngageNY is looking for “fellows” to help develop their curriculum.  Oh, my, it is full of the vilified “not your parents’ algorithms” terms like “Hide Zero Cards,” which a quick search informs me are manipulatives for reinforcing that, say, 13 is really 10 + 3 — you represent 13 with a ten card […]

Arduous efforts

August 25, 2016

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It’s neat when people are working hard… and getting stuff done.   (Wish:  that the stuff were better designed so that I didn’t need to help with navigation, and we could focus on the math.)   There was much “productive struggle” happening. The analogy of the day:   “Tricks” such as arbitrary memorized “scaffolds” and […]

wine and blog :)

July 29, 2016

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I sipped wine and skimmed the last 5 years of blogging. Alas, it didn’t really help with my “what was I doing, when?”  as much as I’d hoped.   I did find the elusive video of “counting stick multiplication” per https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXdHGBfoqfw  (I hadn’t been able to find it from memory). … and oh, my, I miss […]

Decimation

June 28, 2016

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Decimation is literally losing 1 in 10 people;   if I remember correctly it was a strategy used for discipline in somebody’s army.   The 90% remaining would buck up and behave, in abject fear. Most usages these days involve losing more than 10%, but I’m thinking our current college situation is similar.   http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-06-28/talent-learning.html    […]

Mathia X Review

June 8, 2016

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I was out marking roads for yesterday’s webinar on the latest THING THAT IS GOING TO SAVE ALL MATH INSTRUCTION BECAUSE IT IS SO GOOD AND AMAZING. I think I’m glad I get to watch it because I won’t comment through the initial cynic filter… Executive short summary (current jargon, tl;dr ) :   Same […]

Why leave the visuals behind?

June 6, 2016

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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 […]

Rabbit holes

May 30, 2016

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An entirely too-long blurb yesterday morning on Weekend Edition was about a “rabbit hole” — the thing that happens when you get online and click from one thing to the next.      I’ve had some awesome opportunities come up from going down rabbit holes… but they’ve reached a critical mass where I need to […]