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## TIPS TO LEVERAGE CLASSROOM TIME

With limited staffing resources, here are teacher observations on best practices to maintain effectiveness and efficiency while reducing demands on teacher time. • Identify Starting Points By identifying the level in which gaps begin, you can set students up for … Continue reading

## March Mathness 2021

This year we’ll kick off our fun related blog, March Mathness, with an activity created by the Ascend Math Team! Use the Ascend Math Graph Exploration to plot the distribution of team colors and mascots by referring to: Why you should always pick blue … Continue reading

## March Madness is here!

This year we’ll kick off our fun related blog, March Mathness, with an activity created by the Ascend Math Team! Use the Ascend Math Graph Exploration to plot the distribution of team colors and mascots by referring to: Why you should always pick blue … Continue reading

## Fidelity/Integrity Underlies Success

No matter how effective a solution, without fidelity of implementation that solution will not be successful. Fidelity of implementation, sometimes referred to as “Intervention Integrity” simply means that the intervention is carried out in the way it was designed. Researchers … Continue reading

## Progress Monitoring – Central to Motivation and Success

Progress monitoring refers to the process of frequently gathering student achievement data, analyzing the data in a timely, repeatable manner, and making sound instructional and intervention decisions based on the data. Progress monitoring data can be used to estimate students’ … Continue reading

## Ascend Math Honors 37 Schools for Math Leadership!

Ascend Education recently announced that a record 37 schools are being recognized as Gold Medal schools this year. The Gold Medal Award was established in 2010 to honor the schools or districts that best demonstrate a dedication to ensuring that … Continue reading

## Equity in Education: Achieving a Math Identity

The goal for math equity is to achieve a math identity for all students. When I think about the many challenges schools and districts face in addressing all students, I also think about the possibilities for success that new opportunities … Continue reading

## Equity Begins with Awareness

When my husband, Kevin, and I founded Ascend Math back in 2007, it was with the goal of helping to give all kids the gift of math literacy, especially those who may have fallen through the cracks. What we’ve received … Continue reading

## Earth Day Math Contest 2018

Earth Day is Sunday, April 22. This year’s theme is to end plastic pollution. Celebrate with your math class this year and remind students to recycle, reuse, and reduce. The first 10 classrooms to send us their Earth Day Math … Continue reading

## Happy Pi Day 2018

Pi Day, celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world, is right around the corner. Start your celebration by sharing these sweet Pi Day links with your math students and friends. A brief history of Pi: http://www.exploratorium.edu/pi/history_of_pi/index.html Pi Activities: https://www.exploratorium.edu/pi/activities Pi … Continue reading