# Author Archives: Kevin Briley

## The Super Bowl of Math

Share these five engaging Super Bowl math problems with your math intervention or enhancement students. Myth or Math? A super bowl quarterback can throw a fully inflated football 55 yards in the air. If he has his equipment manager deflate … Continue reading

## Math Intervention Advice from Gold Medal Winner

A few months ago, Amy Boyd of Holabird STEM program in Baltimore County Schools spoke to a group of math educators attending the NCTM regional conference in Richmond, VA. Holabird STEM program is an Ascend Math Gold Medal leader for 2014. … Continue reading

## Interactivity and Math Intervention! It Matters!

More than a year ago, we made the conscious decision to add a greater level of interactivity to the online lessons in Ascend Math. Ascend Math was already among the most interactive math intervention resources available. We saw the opportunity … Continue reading

## Announcing Reel Success Video Contest Winners

Crosby Middle School was the First Prize Winner in the Ascend Math Reel Success Video contest. All the schools entering videos use Ascend Math with their math intervention students. For example, 60% of tier 3 intervention students at Crosby Middle … Continue reading

## Education Tech Trends for 2015

Wondering what tech trends you might see in classrooms in 2015? The Washington Post released an article you may be interested in. They even ask for feedback on which ones might be reality and which are wishful thinking. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/12/28/nine-education-predictions-for-2015/ … Continue reading

## Happy Holidays from Ascend Math

Students using Ascend Math love to track their own progress using the Ascend Climber. They can choose their own avatar and watch as the Climber ascends the mountain with each lesson they pass. Take a look at this special Holiday … Continue reading

## Holiday Math Facts and Fun

Here are some fun math problems you may wish to share with your intervention and/or enrichment students this week: According the National Retail Federation NRF’s consumer spending survey the average adult shopper plans to spend $804 this year, up nearly … Continue reading

## Announcing Explorations Contest – $1000 in Prizes!

Announcing the Create Your Own Math Exploration Contest from Ascend Math. Educators submitting ideas for online math explorations for Ascend Math, intensive math intervention program will be eligible to win cash prizes. “One of the things students like best about … Continue reading

## Dr. Brian Scott explains why his teachers and students prefer Ascend Math

Not long ago, Dr. Brian Scott of Avon Intermediate School spoke to a group of educators from across the country at a special luncheon coinciding with the NCTM Regional Conference in Indianapolis. Dr. Scott explained why Ascend Math has made … Continue reading

## Do the Turkey Math

Happy Thanksgiving! Share these fun math problems with your students. 1. The average American eats 16 pounds of turkey each year. How much turkey will be eaten this year by the entire town of Turkey, North Carolina (population 292)? 2. … Continue reading