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Graphicacy
Good summary of what graphicacy is, especially early graphicacy in children. ￼ https://www.cambridgemaths.org/Images/espresso_22_early_graphicacy.pdf This definition of graphicacy￼ does not seem to be comprehensive enough to include spatial sense, but is an important subset, or component of, spatial sense and visualization￼. … Continue reading
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Two community colleges show how students can succeed without** remedial math courses
**Actually there is remediation, but it is justintime. There is corequisite support/remediation. This sounds promising. Students do not like (or, equivalently, are not motivated) to take a semesterlong remediation course. Under this plan, the students may be taking a similar … Continue reading
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How to Graphically Interpret the Complex Roots of a Quadratic Equation
Very good stuff here. Nice mathematics, nice symmetry, nice visually! Nice paper with an explanation of what is going on by Carmen Melliger here. Good mathematics! Nice graphic by Shana McKay from Scaffolded Math. See also.
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Websites for Spring 2019 – Math 304
Evan Wignall – https://etwignall98.weebly.com/ Will Kline – https://kline55.wordpress.com/
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Make Your Daughter Practice Math. She’ll Thank You Later. (And by the way your son, too.)
Good opinioneditorial piece. I think it does deemphasize conceptual understanding problemsolving and may overemphasize practice, but overall this is a good article. I like the analogy of doing math in playing a musical instrument.
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Catalyzing Change
Catalyzing Change in High School Mathematics: Initiating Critical Conversations Book released by NCTM in April 2018. See the page on this site.
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Spring 2018 Websites
Here are the websites by students in Math 304 in the spring 2018 semester. Mia Calderone: https://macalderone.wordpress.com/ Jerry Morales: https://soccer4life8295.wixsite.com/jerrym Jordan Hughes: jhughes44.wordpress.com/ Logan Brown: https://mrbrownhomepage.wordpress.com/
Roots of Unity
on GeoGebra https://www.geogebra.org/m/sZFwAZfs
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Use the new TEP Handbook
Note for teacher education students at W.I.U. The TEP Handbook has been updated. There are numerous links still existing to the old handbook. You might use the link to the TEP Handbook at http://www.wiu.edu/coehs/cpep/ As of 22818 the TEP Handbook … Continue reading