## GIMP

July 13, 2017

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I have decided to keep track of the stuff I’m learning in GIMP and perhaps share it with people (and at least have a trail I can go back to when I can’t remember something).  Could there be collaborating teachers making things like cool images? Or is the learning curve not worth it? First thing […]

## Break over!

June 19, 2017

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(When I was a lifeguard at little apartment pools, we called the “adult swims” what they really were — breaks for the kids to get out of the water.   We didn’t call them religiously on the hour — and the kiddos usually figured out that they’d get called if they started getting cranky with […]

## Alligators to the contrary

June 9, 2017

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I know, I know, students are fond of the alligator always chomping the greater number. Still, I wanted to feature Casey/Gravity 🙂   It behaved rather oddly — the greater than text layer switched to a mirror image of itself… then the dogs switched… I’ve observed with things visual or mechanical that my first attempts […]

## 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 […]

## The good connections

March 16, 2017

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Formulae are abstract.   Substitution into a formula can be a meaningless machination.  No longer, for the student who explained what we’d have to do to find the missing length knowing perimeter and side of a rectangle… double the width and subtract it from the perimeter.   Well…. I showed him the substitution process and […]

February 5, 2017

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I made a video of what each activity does here:   … but the actual app is testable at https://play.google.com/apps/testing/net.resourceroom.auntjamesintegers

## Equations and stuff.

September 15, 2016

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Solving algebraic equations is, I’m thinking right this second, one of the “gateways within the gateway courses” that lots of folks don’t get through. It’s definitely a ‘thing’ that I reveled in when I learned it.   Learning that “of means times” … bang!   Suddenly I could figure out percent problems and all kinds […]