 May 2023

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calculusbased associate degrees or transfer majors
Has anyone who wrote this actually passed calculus?

shall notify students who continue to enroll
The law implies that students have the agency to enroll in pretransfer class.


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or Annual Percentage Rate (APR)
The APY is NOT also called the APR. See https://www.investopedia.com/personalfinance/aprapybankhopescanttelldifference/

 Apr 2023

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a pattern
This really be a stated as a *repeating" pattern. For example, 1.01001000100001000001... has a pattern, but it is not rational.


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I don't know why this section put such emphasis on Standard From of a linear equation. It could also use more example of finding an equation of a line given slope and a point that's not the yintercept.

 Mar 2023

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5
This cannot be 5 when you add 1 and 2. You get 3. For a digit to be 5, you must have at least base 6. The digit 3 is allowed in base 6 or higher, so the 5 can only be 3, assuming the 1 and 2 are not typos.

 Feb 2023

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14
Instead of writing 14 above the 4, don't we usually just write a 1 to the left of 4 to make 14?

The above method is sometimes called the Complementary Method. There is yet a more specific approach called the Complementary Algorithm. It relies on the idea of complements that we defined in an earlier exercise set. In Base Ten, pairs of complements were 1 & 9, 2 & 8, 3 & 7, 4 & 6 and 5 & 5. For the complementary method, you find a very specific complement of the subtrahend and add it to both the minuend and subtrahend before subtracting. The complement, in this case, is a 1 followed only by zeros such that the number of zeros is the same number of digits in the minuend. First, you'll have to come up with an easy way to find the complement of a given number.
This paragraph should be revised:
The above method is sometimes called the Complementary Method. There is yet a more specific approach called the Complementary Algorithm. It relies on the idea of complements, where two values are complements when their sum is a specified value. In Base Ten, pairs of complements were 1 & 9, 2 & 8, 3 & 7, 4 & 6 and 5 & 5, because each pair sum to the value 10. For the complementary method, you find a very specific complement of the subtrahend and add it to both the minuend and subtrahend before subtracting. In the complementary algorithm, the complements sum to a 1 followed only by zeros such that the number of zeros d is the same number of digits in the minuend, i.e., the complements sum to \(10^d\).


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Comparison
Distance between two values is the magnitude of the value to add to go from one number to another. However, the example really doesn't match the description in Figure 3.2.1.

TakeAway
Inverse operation: To find out what was added to get 10, start from 10 and find out what needs to be subtracted to get back to 7.


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Solution
Explain why this works. For each division statement, interpret the quotient and reminder with blocks.
Illustrate with virtual base blocks.

 Jan 2023

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Through trying different combinations
Should list the combinations that didn't work.


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Common Core State Standards Initiative
The link at the end is supposed to point to https://learning.ccsso.org/commoncorestatestandardsinitiative, and it should be http://www.corestandards.org.


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eight coins
Generalize this to different number of coins.

How many squares
Good extension problem after counting triangles in this starinpentagon diagram.
Also extend to n by n board.

Can you break another clock into a different number of pieces so that the sums are consecutive numbers?
A good use of technology to check adding consecutive numbers. Mathematical Practice #5
Also a good extension after the equilateral triangle problem.


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Technology Resources for Your Classroom
This should be separate page. Not related to "Student Thinking."


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probe into the referents for the symbols involved
An example is when we think geometrically about algebra. For instance * Geometric interpretation of reciprocal of squares * How naive fraction addition results in a fraction that is between the original two fraction

 Dec 2022

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how many will be needed to kill 100 rats in 50 minutes
What are the assumptions in this question? 1. We are looking to use as few cats as possible to kill 100 rats as close to 50 min as possible. 2. Do all the cats kill rats independently, or do all the cats work together to kill one rat at a time?


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ully explaining the how and whyof the mathematics involved.
Another indication that the authors don't have experience teaching math to a wide range of students. Have they not observe how prevalent it is that students tune out explanations and go straight to formulas and mimicking?

Small groupand independent problems and projects can be effective
Have the authors taught math in classroom to observe that students often don't pay attention during direct instruction? What if small group is where learning occurs and masking the ineffectiveness of DI when the two are used together, which is often? Independent problems and projects are often not done independentlytutors, asking friends, copying.

Use the followup tag to delve further.

more effective andmore efficient than partial guidance
More effective and efficient under what metric? Are those metric aligned with the value of mathematical practices besides regurgitating the content? Will need to follow up with the citation.

should not be asked to discover any essential contentor skills
This is totally against the spirit of DOING mathematics. How are students to learn what it means to engage in mathematical practice without engaging in mathematical practice?

 Feb 2022

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62% to 65% of California community college students
How does the proportion change when focusing on CCC STEM students?

one year
This one year time frame seems limiting. With still a large proportion of nonsuccess in direct placement, resulting in students who have experienced no math success in a whole year, do these nonsuccess students achieve at the same rate as those taking transferlevel for the first time or are they much worse, allowing the other group to catch up in the second year?

After taking into account the influence of high school GPA and the level of math class completed in high school
What does this mean, "taking into account"? How would the "6.7 times" later in the sentence change if "not taking into account"?

Even those STEMoriented students who had only completed Algebra 1
What percent of students did not complete Algebra 1 in the study? It seems odd that we switch the frame from students who did not completing Algebra 2 to those who completed Algebra 1. Why not continue with the same language?
For the 62% that start in transferlevel but had not experienced success for two consecutive semesters, what happens to them? What's their success rate on their next attempt?
What's the success rate starting and passing Intermediate Algebra in one year? What is their success rate on their first attempt at transferlevel BSTEM after passing Int Alg and how does that compare with those who failed transferlevel twice in a row?

an 8% throughput rate)
But what is the success rate of Intermediate Algebra by the end of one year?
What is the throughput after two years? Oneyear throughput rate of less than 40% still leaves more than 60% behind. How do those 60% compare with those who took a year to complete Intermediate Algebra in completing transferlevel course in their third semester? The prior group had two failures, while the latter group had a failure and a success.

 Jan 2022

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If the final vaccine ends up with that level of efficacy, it “would be higher than your regular flu vaccine, and this vaccine could have a serious impact on bending the curve of this outbreak,”
That "level of efficacy" refers to the 55% in the previous paragraph. If natural immunity has this efficacy, then it should be considered pretty good, no?


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Unvaccinated people who had a recent infection were five times more likely to be reinfected with the coronavirus compared to those who were fully vaccinated and didn’t have a prior infection
Let:<br> Rv = risk of infection for vaccinated folks not previously infected<br> Ru = risk of infection for unvaccinated folks not previously infected<br> Rvc = risk of folks who are vaccinated after prior infection<br> Ruc = risk of folks who are not vaccinated after prior infection
The highlight result means that Ruc = 5Rv
Assuming a vaccine has 95% efficacy, that means the risk of infection among unvaccinated is 20 times higher than those who are vaccinated. So Ru = 20Rv = 4(5Rv) = 4 Ruc > 0.25 = Ruc/Ru. This means that natural immunity confers about 75% efficacy against infection.
When the vaccines were first undergoing efficacy studies, scientists were expecting 55%, so natural immunity at 75% isn't considered an ineffective number.


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higher than for those who got vaccinated after having COVID19
But wouldn't a more fair comparison be comparing with those who got vaccinated but not had COVID? The first level question about natural immunity is whether or not it is comparable to vaccination.
Let Rv = risk of infection for vaccinated folks not previously infected,<br> Ru = risk of infection for unvaccinated folks not previously infected,<br> Rvc = risk of folks who are vaccinated after prior infection<br> Ruc = risk of folks who are not vaccinated after prior infection.
Assuming a vaccine has 95% efficacy, that means the risk of infection among unvaccinated is 20 times higher than those who are vaccinated. So Ru = 20Rv The result of the present study gives 2Rvc < Ruc < 3Rvc
It seems reasonable to assume that Rv >= Rvc, since the prior COVID infection gave the immune system a jump start.
Now let's estimate Ruc/Ru:<br> $$Ru = 20Rv\ge 20Rvc = 20/3(3Rvc) > (20/3)Ruc$$<br> So \(Ruc/Ru < 3/20\). This gives natural immunity at least 85% efficacy against reinfection.
If Rv <= Rvc for some reason, Ru = 20Rv <= 20Rvc = 10(2Rvc) < 10Ruc. Ruc/Ru > 1/10. This gives natural immunity at best 90% efficacy against reinfection.
Thus, if Rv ~ Ruc, then natural immunity has around 8590% efficacy.

 Feb 2021

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What You Need to Know about Each Unit
Important!
