A good website to Aid in teaching practices is:

New Media Literacies

Collective Intelligence


Distributed Cognition
Transmedia Navigation

I chose play and visualization to be in the top because I think they are the most important. I also think that these two go together. I find the best way to work with difficult math problems is to explore them and to see what can be done with them, or by "playing with them". This leads to being able to see what can be done with them, which is where the visualization comes in.
I think the lowest on my list is Transmedia Navigation. I have this lowest because, it is one, my least favorite aspect in math. I dislike having to transfer problems from paper to computer programs and such, but I also put it as last because I feel as though it is not something that is addressed in high school as much. Especially in math, you need specific computer programs to do the math on, and many schools do not have those resources.

Jabberwocky (My Translation)

‘Twas calm and the steady waves
Did rock and flow in water;
All surroundings were calm,
And the swimmer stretching peacfully,

“Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird and shun
The fearsome Bandersnatch!”

He took his paddles and fins in hand:
Long time the brilliant foe he sought—
So rested he by the starting block,
And stood awhile in thought.

And, as in meaningful thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came splashing through the steady water,
And spit as it came!

One, two! One, two! And through and through
The paddles and fins went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went swimming back.

“And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my strong boy!
O wonderful day! Hooray! Hooray!”
He yelled in his joy.

‘Twas calm and the steady waves
Did rock and flow in water;
All surroundings were calm,
And the swimmer stretching peacefully.

Reflection/ Questions: When I was writing this translation I wanted to out in words and ideas that I understand and found interesting to me, and related to my life. I believe there are differences in translations because each reader interprets everything in their own personal ways. When I was translating the poem, I tried to keep my interpretation of the original poem. But because every person is different, I am sure people will have different meanings that will not agree with mine. My personal experience in swimming and facing various obstacles in my life influenced my view on the original poem and translation a great deal. I first read this and really interpreted a battle. I translated it to a swimming aspect because I see swimming as one of my most competitive and biggest battles that I am facing in my life at the current moment. I enjoy this poem, both in its original form as well as my translations and reading other translations, because it can be taken to have a variety of meanings.

Reading in Math Article:
Promoting Reading Strategies for
Developmental Mathematics Textbooks,
by Anne E. Campbell, Pima Community College, Ann Schlumberger, Pima
Community College, Lou Ann Pate, Pima Community College

Quoted directly from the Article : "This article presents three reading and study strategies designed to facilitate student
comprehension of and learning from developmental mathematics textbooks. It also includes a
review of pertinent research and briefly describes our experiences teaching these strategies to students."

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