Browsing All posts tagged under »math«

Camtasia rocks ;0

October 8, 2020


Camtasia got erased from work computer, but one email with my school address and I got download link. Remains to be seen: whether this is the latest version so in 30 days I’m asked to pay, or whether somehow I’m using something through the school account. I could look up old emails and see if […]

teaching “at different levels”

September 22, 2020


So, I have this setup working pretty well, though it SUCKS POWER MADLY so yesterday I was back to writing on whiteboard and holding it up to the camera b/c it drains faster than it charges so even plugged in… it ran out. ( I need to figure out how to “zoom” so that I […]


August 10, 2020


  Okay, I haven’t really done That Thing but I discovered that I’m a week off — it’s not prep week yet!   I took last week off except for checking emails occasionally… but now I *will* have this week to figure out … how to keep from feeling like I’m on a boat that’s drifted […]


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 […]


October 16, 2019


Sometimes it works 🙂 So a student who’s king of shortcuts and number sense and (what’s the opposite of king? pawn?) … well, gazes at the question about divisibility by 9 and “nobody ever taught them that!!!” Well, I know they were … shall we say… exposed to the rule. I went back over divisibility […]


October 14, 2019


Social media had a thread about “frontloading” and “backfilling” lessons, and I was trying to wrap my brain around it… and got provided a great example of it. Students are supposed to figure out the area of the shaded part of the circle. Student comes in: coudln’t figure it out last night. “I know I […]

New Stuff.

April 24, 2019


In order to keep from double dipping (working both jobs at once), when there are people here so I can’t just “take personal leave” to work on the side hustle, I play around with visuals that are inspired by it.   To wit:   making an image to use to do long division so that it’s easier […]


November 14, 2018


Last week a student came in to prep for assessment.   I was ‘snatching myself bald-headed’ saying, “no, finish the assessment.  If you don’t know it, *then* you’ll get to practice it.”  No, the student really really really wanted to get things right based on fragments of misremembered procedures… I was bemoaning that procedural background (not […]

Thread 6, drum roll please…

September 20, 2018


  Part 1   Part 2   Part 3    Part 4    Part 5 From Curry D. Where to Focus so Students Become College and Career Ready. Journal Of Research & Practice For Adult Literacy, Secondary & Basic Education [serial online]. Spring2017 2017;6(1):62. The National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE) asked: What does it […]

Friday, whew!

August 24, 2018


Welp, Wednesday and Thursday were both Too Busy To Breathe days.   TOday I said “No” to subbing (  it’s been so long that I’ve “taught a class” that I have this insane idea that I wouldn’t know what to do…)   and it’s been quieter — it’s also raining hard.   (Left early on the bicycle to […]