Monthly Archives: January 2015

Old Grumpy Face

It occurred to me last week to remind students that I don’t hate the world.  I was reiterating that they could ask me a question any time, any place.  I warned that they might  see me scowling as I walked across … Continue reading

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Why I Like to Grade Papers

I enjoy grading written work, tests not so much.  Every week my students are required to work somewhat challenging problems and to describe their solutions.  They should use correct grammar, state the problem in their own words, and state the … Continue reading

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A Pre-Quantitative Literacy Course

Our state, Oregon, is beginning to rethink the prerequisite course to our general college level quantitative literacy (QL) courses.  The course in question is called Math 95.  It covers sections of the high school algebra II curriculum.  The college level … Continue reading

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