Browsing All posts tagged under »math«

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 […]


December 13, 2020


Seeking unsuccessfully for the elusive template for building labeled number lines on geogebra. I’d hoped if I came back later maybe it would be more searchable. I just have to pretend I didn’t see that and do what I was going to do, anyway. I captioned the “intro to number lines” video . I’ll link […]

Excited :-)

November 10, 2020


Okay, I *am* an optimist. I’m easily infatuated with potential. I had about a 15 minute zoom call with “UDLPartners.” They’ve got a “Name it, Frame it, Tame it” video and the plan is to have “micro PD” videos — under 3 minutes. (Yes, we already speak the same language.) So now it’s time to […]

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 […]