Author Archives: Kevin Briley

Family Trip Math

Here’s fun math problem for grades 5 and up. The Randall family is planning a road trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.  They live in Indianapolis, IN.  They looked for the best route on Google Maps and found … Continue reading

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All Star Teachers at the All Star Game

Major League Baseball, Target and People magazine on Tuesday announced the winners after hundreds of thousands of votes in the “Target Presents People All-Star Teachers” campaign, which celebrates remarkable current and retired teachers who make an impact on the lives … Continue reading

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Mountain Ridge named a top Junior High School

I wanted to share this great news from Mountain Ridge Junior High School in North Highland, Utah.  They were recently ranked 21st among all top junior high schools in the country.  For the past two years, Mountain Ridge has chosen Ascend … Continue reading

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Math Teachers send your fun math problems

We are committed to helping students keep up their math skills over the summer. You can help.  Submit your ideas for fun math problems to this blog and we will post them. Baseball, picnics, the beach, biking, hiking, summer camp … Continue reading

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Good advice on BYOD

  Are you considering BYOD in your district?  A recent article in District Administration caught my eye. It provides good, practical advice from several districts that have made the plunge.  Use Title I funds to purchase devices for students on … Continue reading

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Summer math help for students

According to at least one study on average, all students, regardless of socio-economic status, lose approximately 2.6 months of grade level equivalency in mathematical computation over the summer months each year.* Throughout the summer months we will provide fun math … Continue reading

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Ascend Math Announces Gold Medal Awards

Ascend Education announced today that Valley High School in Sanders, AZ and Holabird STEM Program in Baltimore, MD were selected from among 18 Gold Medalists to receive the 2014 Ascend Math Gold Medal Leader Award.  In addition, Grimes Elementary School … Continue reading

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Hope for students who failed math

Right now many high schools are facing the prospect of students ready for graduation except that they did not pass the math portion of their state test.  Defining the right math intervention for these students is extremely important since time … Continue reading

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Learning styles or multi-modal approach?

Recently, I came across a fascinating blog from Peter DeWitt, a teacher who has had a change of heart concerning learning styles. Below is a quote from Peter’s blog entitled The Myth of Learning Styles. “The reality is that learning … Continue reading

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Announcing: Gold Medal Math Nominees for 2014

The Gold Medal Award was established in 2010 to honor the school or district that best demonstrates a dedication to ensuring that all students become successful at math. In particular, the program encourages educators to build a network of knowledge, … Continue reading

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