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October 16, 2019


Sometimes it works ūüôā 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 […]

Almost rolling!

July 11, 2018


Going to make me some printable number line activities, and hten … figure out how to organize the sharing process.¬† ¬†Hmmm.¬† ¬†Perhaps on my site and then on Canvas comunity? I decided to use color — but from color-blind-friendly palette and not meaning-dependent. And I forgot to use it for the numbers.¬† ¬†Maybe next time […]


June 18, 2018


I’m writing up the “background” for this OER math project.¬† ¬†“Explain how the project came about…”¬† ¬†well, that would take a page or two… I wanted to link to UDL principles and noticed they “have a new home”¬† and that their chart still outlines “Provide multiple means of…” representation, action and expression, and engagement.” […]

Side tracks

March 22, 2018


… It’s that O-G training… I decided I wanted to incorporate “connecting representations” from the get go, from Jump Street. The link to the Google Doc that has images for number, domino icon and number line representation of the numbers 0 through 10¬† (yes, zero) lives here.¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†It’s 4:00 so I shan’t try to upload […]

Next Num Line Done :)

March 6, 2018


Whereas repeated retrieval is a good thing… I went back and wrote out everything I did for developing a number line activity doing it vertically instead of horizontally. I skipped the 3 steps for checking out whether the numbers were actually lined up on the number line (within 1 of the y axis) so it […]