Monthly Archives: September 2007

Disconnect

Students with severe learning disabilities still perplex me. Even though I know quite a bit of the theory behind various learning disabilities… I still don’t understand it. I don’t understand because I just can’t relate. I’ve tried putting myself in … Continue reading

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Theory Disproven

I’ve had a theory in the back of my mind as to why my 8th period seniors as a whole ask fewer questions than do my 4th period seniors. My thought was that they were hesitant to ask questions due … Continue reading

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Unrealistic Expectations?

Note: This may sound like ranting (and it may be), but there are some serious questions at the end. I gave my seniors an alternative assessment on piecewise functions. I told them that this would count for a quiz grade … Continue reading

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17th Carnival of Mathematics

The 17th Carnival of Mathematics is up at Math Notations. Dave provides a lead in with some interesting facts about the number 17 — which reminded me of this site on 17 and yellow pigs. JD’s post about the carnival … Continue reading

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Fragments

It has been a very strange few days. Here are some fragments: I can’t use my calculator because it has sand in it from the beach. This is too complicated, can’t you just teach me to do this by hand. … Continue reading

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Shamelessly Begging

I wrote about Andy a few days ago. Well, Andy’s program is holding at 11th place. Not bad considering there are 92 teams entered – some of whom had four programmers on the team. Not bad for 17 years old. … Continue reading

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Really- We Don’t Bite

If my students don’t like their quiz grades, they can meet with me before school, after school, or during my free period to go over the quiz. Then they come in again and retake the quiz (new version, of course). … Continue reading

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