Archive for October, 2008

Video: words of wisdom

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

“If I were to do it again I might well go down the road of using students as actors, shooting very short scripts and using my digital camera to film. The results would be very different and not so generally useful, but it would be less of an investment in time.”
Chris Jackson – skills for [...]

Fractions addition: slideshare

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Quick And Dirty Fractions MethodView SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: fractions maths)

I use this quick method for adding two fractions of moderate size with Science students who need to revise basic numeracy quickly. The method is less efficient with large numerators and denominators and with denominators that have large highest common factors.

Most ‘everyday’ [...]


Friday, October 10th, 2008

Free geometry software


Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Bob Staake screen cam…

Using old software

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

Using older software because it is familiar and does what you need.

Keillor Distribution

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

More than once on internet mailing lists I have encountered people who ridiculed others for asserting that “nearly all x are above [or below] average”. This is a recurring joke on Prairie Home Companion, broadcast from the fictional town of Lake Wobegon, where “all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and [...]