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PLN Tools; See end (use of cell phones in schools?)

Your PLN – what’s in it for ALL of us! Event Creator:  Jo Hart Event Type: Web Event Name: Edublogs Fine Focus – Your PLN, what’s in it for all of us? When: Aug 26 2010 – 4:00pm – 5:00pm-Aug … Continue reading

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Math Sophistication Values

I saw the value and modeling values here: http://bobbo1.wordpress.com/2010/08/17/creative-level-tasks/#comment-19 And I saw studying relations here: http://esivel.wordpress.com/2010/08/05/symmetry-assignment/#comment-34 Did anyone else find these math sophistification values rather pretentious the way they were presented in the pdf?  Not that it wasn’t valuable or … Continue reading

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Math Anxiety

Math anxiety is the fear that one won’t be able to do the math or the fear that it’s too hard or the fear of failure which often stems from having a lack of confidence. For the most part, math … Continue reading

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The Good and the Bad

Although I whined a bit in the beginning, the use of technology is what I thought was the highlight of this course.  There are probably several factors to that:  IT is my background, I am teaching a technology course this … Continue reading

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Expert Ways of Seeing Accessible to Novices

Dr. Bruce Kirchoff Department of Biology UNC Greensboro kirchoff@uncg.edu Recording at http://mathfuture.wikispaces.com/Expert+ways+of+seeing Let me start off by saying that I was not the best student during this session.  In fact, I fell asleep about 45 minutes in!  The stuff was … Continue reading

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Analyzing Textbook Examples for Blooms

First, I used this site to help refresh my memory for math verbs in the context of Bloom’s Taxonomy: http://www.apreso.mcg.edu/HUB/NEWHUB/PeerReview/BloomsTaxonomy.htm Second, I used the attached example (page322.jpg) from the Algebra 1 textbook that was used in the School District of … Continue reading

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Keith Devlin

The following is a comment I left at the Math Forum @ Drexel My comment has not yet been “moderated” but here is the thread: http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=7093592&tstart=136 Although I am a very new teacher, I’m not sure I understand the controversy … Continue reading

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