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pinpricks

November 5, 2017

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Geogebra.   “Lists” are a lot like arrays, tho’ the first element is list(1) not zero; zero will get “undefined. No, I still have no idea how to actually SET THE STUPID X AXIS TO THE SIZE I WANT.   I mean, I know how to set it but it changes if I so much as move […]

Svenstock and #MTBOS

July 28, 2017

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There is this debate on Twitter about the name #MTBOS — “twitter blog o sphere.”      Seems some people think it connotes an exclusive “secret handshake” kind of group.  And oh, you are not worthy if you only tweet. And  one of the “bigwigs” tells us we need to listen to those people and […]

Rant # 2 short

September 6, 2016

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So the student has finished the ALEKS lessons but says she will need to YouTube all week to try to figure out what they mean.   I say, “but there’s a ‘review’ option!” … only to discover that yea, you can get a review option but you cannot ask for an explanation.  You have to […]

Asinine math

September 6, 2016

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That’s what the student is calling it. I try to encourage a better attitude. Welp, they’re figuring out the percent of the volume that balls take up in a cylinder… except that the radius of the balls is stuff like 0.02  … and then they add the condition hat you round to the fourth decimal […]

Windows. Yeah.

February 11, 2016

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I shoudl probably go ahead and “Download Windows 10” because Windows 8.1 really, really stinks. Yes, if I save a Word file, I have to standon my head and do contortions to prevent it dumping out into “OneDrive,” which sometimes I can access, and sometimes I can’t. I really want to find website files on […]

Formative, good people, formative, please!!

December 16, 2015

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http://mrnussbaum.com/orderops/   has a really nifty game with learnign the order of operations. Oops.   It has a nice game for practicing OOP if you already know them. You get presented with a problem with all four operations and parentheses, and you figure out one step at a time.  Cool!  I thought.   So I highlighted […]

access & success & reality cheques

October 1, 2015

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Today we had a meeting of our Developmental Education Council — except that to attend it meant leaving the 8 students studying for a math test to their own devices, and their own devices are what they’re trying to hone. So I saw parts of it… ducked out to answer questions (the meeting is just […]