- AMTNJ 1/2013 "Word Problems- The Reading Problem That Can Be Addresses in a Math Class"
- * Solve any word problem using English with your mathematics.
- * Examine the use of “and,” “of,” propositional phrases, and
- * A TOPIC SENTENCE.
- * Use words in equations as many text books now do.
- * Turn solving a word problem into a simple algorithm anyone can use.
- Union CC 3/15/2013 "Use Paint Shop and a Stylus to Improve Instruction"
Because techniques suggested for LD students work well with almost all students -- color-coded notes, varied means
of instruction -- include kinesthetic, auditory, visual, and symbolic -- include repetition in another format, include repetition in the same format,
Because color is important. White space is important. Easy access to files is important.
Because during class, face-to-face contact with students is VERY important and it can turn a lecture into a conversation.
The Paint Shop and a tablet can't be beat:
- To create and post colorful, CLEAR, DAILY, class notes.
- To move images, screen capture, and store in notes.
- To prepare for tomorrow's work.
- To repeat favorite lessons.
- To review.
- TO MAXIMIZE THE TIME YOU SPEND LOOKING AT STUDENTS!
The students agree.
See a demonstration and discuss the logistics for improving instruction in this way.
- MATYCNJ 3/2012 "Use Paint Shop and a Stylus to Improve Instruction"
- Use Paint Shop and a stylus to create and post colorful and clear daily class notes, to review before a test or on a daily basis,
to screen capture and store in notes, to clarify class work during an office hour, to prepare for tomorrow's work, to go over a test, and
TO MAXIMIZE THE TIME YOU SPEND LOOKING AT STUDENTS.
- AMTNJ 2/2012 "Functions in 4 Modalities
-- The Visual, Auditory, Symbolic, and Kinesthetic"
Functions are at the core of the high school core curriculum. Examine how they may be approached via different
learning styles or modalities.
Use the spoken word, written symbols and words, pictures, graphs, and
manipulatives to introduce, address, expand upon fucntion related standards.
- nctmd "Playfully Use Hands, Voices, Feet, and Brains to Learn Math in PreK-2."
Introduce, reinforce, and review Pre-K through 2nd-Grade math in a playful yet sophisticated manner.
Be kinesthetic, auditory, visual, and symbolic. Play cards and other games to teach number families, computation, and
vocabulary. Use the hundreds board for numeric literacy and computation. Listen to a math fairy tale. Leave singing.
- AMTNJ 1/2010 "A Feedback Loop for the Classroom"
- Consider assessment on a micro-scale, a classroom scale. REALLY look at test and quiz results to monitor
and inform students of their progress and to determine modification to instruction. See examples of how student mastery grows.
The Craft of Teaching Math
- 10% Graduation Rate -
How, through a sequence of well-intentioned choices, US Higher Education
moved from first in the world to 12th.
- In Hopes of A Regime Change
Consider ways to remediate the remediation!
- "Test Results"
A spreadsheet way
of looking at how students have performed on a given test.
- "A Teacher's Opinion"
Suggestions to the university prof, school superintendent, novice teacher, department chair, and experienced teacher
on HOW TO HELP TEACHERS REMAIN IN TEACHING.
- "Quizzes: Lessons for Students, Lessons for Teachers"
What's a quiz? Testing at its best!
It is a student, challenged by material, with unpenalized multiple chances for
documentation of complete mastery of material, with a teacher acting as a coach and evaluator, with no outside
party having an interest in the tesing process.
- Teaching, Not Professing
Notes from MCC 8/26/03 Faculty Inservice & Other Thoughts
- "Readiness Rating"- Paired with an academic indicator of readiness for a
course should be a rating from this scale of readiness for the course or subject. (A Work In Progress)c
- "The Languages of the Math Classroom"
Presented in October 1998, this perspective on learning / teaching / communicating grow as new pieces of the
communication puzzle become clear to me.
It presents the justificiation, the rational, for the way I daily determine how to organize a class and present material."
- "A Walk Down the Hall to Examine Modalities"
The Mother Tongue(s) and Four Broad Math Class Languages (Auditory/Verbal, Symbolic/Written, Visual/Pictorial,
and Concrete/Kinesthetic) permit many means of communication. Examine some of them.
- "Math Assessment Inventory: A Journey with
Self-Assessment as a Compass" is an interactive tool for a
teacher-initiated self-evaluation of assessment strategies.