Author Archives: Kevin Briley

Award Winning School Finds Blended Learning Success

Howard Middle School, residing in the Bibb County School District of Macon, GA, was named a Focus School due to the large achievement gap between the highest achieving and lowest achieving subgroups.  The school district implemented a blended learning approach … Continue reading

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New Motivational Component Added to Ascend Math

Ascend Education announced today the addition of an all new motivational experience for students using its award winning Ascend Math product. “Teachers told us that while there students really like Ascend Math they wanted an occasional fun break from it,” … Continue reading

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Creative Elementary Math Intervention Strategies

Kathy Kreidler of Taylor County Elementary just presented to two packed houses at the FCTM (Florida Council of Teacher’s of Mathematics) Conference. Kathy is an extraordinary, innovative educator dedicated to helping her students connect with math. Take a look at this … Continue reading

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Educational Technology: the Good, the Bad, and the Buggy!

A recent article by the Global Digital Citizen Foundation caught my eye.  The article Why We Shouldn’t Fear Technology in the Classroom, didn’t really grab me for the headline but for the “so called” fears they listed. Let me share … Continue reading

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Could you be a teacher in the 1880’s?

Could you be a teacher in the 1880’s? The math problem below was used as a test for new teachers at the Quasset school in the 1880’s. Three boys, A, B, and C went to Putnam (a nearby town) to sell … Continue reading

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Seventh Graders Achieve Outstanding Results on State Test

State test results for Crosby Middle School in Crosby, TX rose substantially for seventh grade students using Ascend Math® last year. In fact, they saw a 0% to 38% improvement in the pass rate for students with a history of not … Continue reading

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Groundbreaking study released: Which Math Skills Are Students Missing

Ascend Education announced today the release of a new study showing the frequency of math skill gaps found in U.S. students. Which math skill gaps are most common to students in a particular grade? What percentage of students identified for … Continue reading

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Do the Labor Day Math to see that more school pays!

Share these math problems with your math class this Labor Day week. The facts below come by way of the Economic Policy Institute through Forbes. $28,659: Median annual earning of a U.S. worker at least 25-years of age with a … Continue reading

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Intensive Intervention Pays Off for ELL Students

Congratulations to the students and educators at Carlin Springs Elementary, a largely Hispanic school with a high ELL population. Their third-grade students had a pass rate on the state’s standardized math test of 95 percent, a gain of 47 percentage … Continue reading

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Technology that works for Special Ed Students has side benefits

A recent article in Education Dive explores ways in which technology can make invisible the help that special education students receive compared to their general ed counterparts. “There’s some anecdotal evidence that the technology itself, with its multimedia presentation and … Continue reading

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