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See and Understand Algebra with Manipulative Blocks

Hands on manipulatives are for more than just teaching lower level math. At Math-U-See we use manipulative blocks to teach concepts from Kindergarten through Algebra 1. Here is a video overview of how to teach factoring polynomials with manipulative blocks. I’m mentioned in the video if you listen closely.


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iPads and Blogging

Blogging has changed over the years, 7 years ago when i started blogging it was still new. In college, blogging was social networking and xanga was all the rage. Since then blogging went mainstream and a whole new world of social networking was discovered. As a result blogging became less popular but more important.

With the ease and connectivity of new sites like facebook and Twitter traditional blogging has become the realm of those passionate about a topic who are wiling to put in the time to blog about it. In essence social networking scraped off the short form content creators and left blogging to the medium and long form creators.

All that to say that I’m experimenting with my iPad and medium form content. Many years ago this blog was titled “ruminations” meaning half digested thoughts and that is what I intend to post more of.

Let me know what you think?