Casting out Nines
I am a mathematician and educator with interests in cryptology, computer science, and STEM education. I am affiliated with the Mathematics Department at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. The views here are my own and are not necessarily shared by GVSU.\n
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A Quora answer about how businesses respond to anti-marketing campaigns has some lessons for faculty who are facing student pushback against non-lecture instructional methods.
There's a divide-and-conquer approach to planning an inverted/flipped class session that works very well in helping plan both out-of-class and in-class experiences as well as managing student attention to preparation tasks. It involves lists of learning objectives and Bloom's Taxonomy.
Udacity today announced that it is partnering with AT&T and Georgia Tech to offer an online Master's degree in computer science. This is an important and exciting development, but it's not without concerns.
Dana Ernst, Brandon Price, and I exchanged some tweets about the Moore method and the flipped classroom recently, and I think generally we're on the same page, but here's my reasoning about this issue and, more generally, what does or does not fall under the heading of "flipped classroom".
I lost a bet with my friend and colleague Dave Coffey (remember him?) over the NCAA mens’ basketball tournament, and as a result, I owed Dave a guest post on his blog DeltaScape. Risky move on his part, in my opinion, since his blog is a consistently excellent source of wisdom about math education and teacher training. I hope I didn’t mess it up too much — my guest post, entitled “Does this make sense?” is about so-called sense-making activities and what they mean […]
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