# Category Archives: Uncategorized

## 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

## Thanksgiving Math Problems

I thought you might want to share these fun Thanksgiving math problems with your class. Three covered baskets were brought to the Thanksgiving dinner. The first covered basket has two pumpkin pies. The second covered basket has two apple pies. The … Continue reading

## Next Week is American Education Week

Next week is the 96th annual American Education Week, celebrated in our country since 1921. Every child deserves to receive a quality education. American Education Week provides all Americans an opportunity to celebrate and support the individuals who provide quality … Continue reading

## Your Brain on Math

Business Insider put out a fascinating story with pictures of scans showing what happens in the brain when solving a math problem. They indicated four distinct steps: encoding (reading and understanding the problem), planning (strategizing how to tackle the problem), … Continue reading