Author Archives: Mike Edgren

A Burrito for the Teacher?

Teachers, check out the Facebook posting by our friends at Destination Knowledge.  We just learned from them that in honor of Teacher Appreciation Day Tuesday, May 6 you can get a special deal at all Chipotle Mexican Grills. They are … Continue reading

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Cinderella Math

Here is another fun math problem in our March Mathness series: The Dayton Flyers continue to be the Cinderella team of this tournament. They outscored Stanford 82-72 last night. It was a true team effort with 11 players scoring.   Their starting … Continue reading

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March Mathness: Comparing University Sizes

Here’s a math problem for all grades 4 and up. The size of the university does not seem to be a factor in this year’s tournament.  Ohio State is one of the largest universities in the country with 44,000 undergraduates … Continue reading

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Happy Pi Day!

Enjoy the Pi Day links below and share them with your math students.A brief history of Pi: http://www.exploratorium.edu/pi/history_of_pi/index.html All things Pi: http://www.piday.org/ Pi Song: http://www.piday.org/2010/mathematical-pi-song/ Pi Rap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBqVvAU-gdg Pi Humor: http://www.pinterest.com/mathhugger/pi-day-humor/

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Mardi Gras Math

Today is Mardi Gras also known as Fat Tuesday, a day of celebration and parades before the coming of Lent.  The very first Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans was held in 1837.  Assuming there has been a parade every … Continue reading

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Special Education Administrator Shares Strategies for Math Intervention

Kristina Wiseman is ESE Assistant Principal of Southwestern Middle School in Volusia County.  Recently, she presented at a dinner event coinciding with FCTM (Florida Council of Teachers of Mathematics).  In this video she shares some of her school’s experiences using … Continue reading

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District Administration Magazine names Ascend Math to Top 100 Products for 2013

Ascend Math has been recognized for making a positive difference in education by K12 leaders who named it to District Administration magazine’s “Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products for 2013.” The winners, selected by District Administration’s editors from a record 1,800-plus … Continue reading

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Head to head testing of Ascend Math in Sanders USD

Brian Wessel, math interventionist at Sanders Middle and High Schools spoke to a group of math teachers attending the recent NCTM Regional Conference in Las Vegas, NM.  In the video segment posted below he explains how the results of math … Continue reading

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Purchasing iPads? Here’s some first-hand advice.

Jennifer Krzystowczyk Instructional Technology Facilitator for Bellevue Public Schools, NE recently provided great advice to schools incorporating iPads into their classrooms.  Her blog was posted in Edutopia. “Assuming teachers will know what to do with them is a completely false … Continue reading

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Math intervention and teaching at grade level

Editor’s Introduction: A few weeks ago we shared strategies for math intervention success from Principal Gil-Rey Madrid. His idea that teachers continue to teach to grade level while struggling students attend mandatory math tutorials rang true with many of you. … Continue reading

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