Author Archives: Kevin Briley

Valentine’s Day Math

Share these fund math problems with your students 1. Sweethearts candy hearts have been a popular Valentine’s Day treat for more than 100 years. NECCO, the maker of Sweethearts produces about 100,000 pounds of the candy hearts every day in … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Math

Share these fun Super Bowl math problems with your students! 1.  A Super Bowl ring costs $10,000. There are 53 players on a winning team.  How much will it cost to give them all Super Bowl rings? 2. The Panthers … Continue reading

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Can you solve the Bridge Riddle?

Check out this  great logic puzzle from TedEd.  Try to figure it out as a class or just by yourself. http://ed.ted.com/lessons/can-you-solve-the-bridge-riddle-alex-gendler    

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The Unique Study Path to Math Success

No two students are exactly alike. In a perfect world, we would treat each as an individual, but it’s not a perfect world. Most often, one teacher must guide twenty or more young people to find the path to success … Continue reading

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Dr. Brian Scott Writes Foreward to Which Math Skills Are Students Missing

FOREWARD Wouldn’t it be great if all math students in a classroom came with the same experiences and same motivation to learn?  It’s a nice thought, but the reality is that there is a wide range of skills and readiness … Continue reading

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TedEd asks, “Was math discovered or invented?”

This is a fascinating video posted by Ted Ed and fun to watch.  Whether discovered or invented, real or theoretical ideal, helping students to understand and appreciate mathematics is critical to our future.  Thank you to all math educators.  Here’s … Continue reading

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A Holiday Math Game For You and Your Students

I wish you a wonderful and safe holiday break. Students have been progressing well in Ascend Math this year and are enjoying the reward of Base Camp. Ascend Math Base Camp is a virtual world with fun games and activities … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Differentiated Instruction

I was recently asked for a good source on differentiated instruction.  I replied that ASCD put out some exceptional publications. You can find them at:   http://www.ascd.org/professional-development/differentiated-instruction-campaign.aspx My concern with differentiated instruction has always been classroom management, simply put one teacher … Continue reading

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Should Learning Be Personalized or Individualized?

There has been a lot of discussion lately regarding Personalized Learning. What is Personalized Learning?  Is it really any different from Individualized Learning? Some people think so. I read an interesting article on the subject of “personalized learning.”  For today’s students … Continue reading

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Ascend Math named Top Product of 2015 by District Administration Magazine’s Readers

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 Products for 2015.” I have to say it is an honor to again be chosen … Continue reading

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