Author Archives: Renata Palms

About Renata Palms

Renata Palms, Supervisor of Marketing, leads all marketing efforts for Ascend Education. Renata has over 5 years of marketing experience with Ascend Education and a B.S. in both Marketing and Information Technology. Her primary role is to develop and execute the marketing plans that build successful relationships with school personnel and parents and make them aware of the services offered by Ascend Education. Her areas of responsibility include the corporate website, social media, email marketing and events.

Your students will love these holiday math problems!

Happy Holidays from Ascend Math! Here are some festive math problems to share with your class as you celebrate the holidays. Santa’s reindeers Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixon, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blixon, and Rudolph were helping in wrapping gifts. Dasher can … Continue reading

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Excellent advice on helping students below grade level succeed in math

Math Interventionist Brian Wessel provides helpful advice on how to instruct eighth grade students with math skill gaps several grades below level.  Brian shares several of his findings including suggesting a scaffold approach in this video recorded during a special … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Math Problems

I thought you might want to share these fun Thanksgiving math problems with your class.  Three covered baskets were brought to the Thanksgiving dinner. The first covered basket has two pumpkin pies. The second covered basket has two apple pies. The … Continue reading

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Your Brain on Math

Business Insider put out a fascinating story with pictures of scans showing what happens in the brain when solving a math problem.  They indicated four distinct steps: encoding (reading and understanding the problem), planning (strategizing how to tackle the problem), … Continue reading

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