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The Missing Middle: How Middle and High Schools get Underfunded

Valerie Strauss of the Washington Post recently reported on the vast divide in funding for elementary and post secondary schools (the big winners in Federal funding) and middle and high schools. Given the enormous problem with high school graduation we agree with her assumption that … Continue reading

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ASCD Shares Keys to Success in BYOD Initiatives

For any school or district considering a technology initiative I think this article is a must read.  It will only take one minute.  Then, pass it along to your committee so that they get it. This recent Association for Supervision and … Continue reading

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On Leadership and Teaching in the Math Classroom

Leadership seems to be one of the flavors of our time.  While there are many “tips” and “lists” of leadership essentials, the real measure is one’s ability to lead.  In business I deliver value by seizing opportunities and overcoming challenges, … Continue reading

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Gold Medal Honors Exceptional Math Intervention Implementations

This year, Ascend Math is honoring 23 Gold Medalist schools whose math intervention efforts have brought about a turnaround at their schools. The Ascend Math Gold Medal Award was established in 2010 to honor the schools or districts that best … Continue reading

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Effective Math Intervention: Engagement or Gamification?

I’ve noticed more posts and articles lately touting either the benefits or detractions of “gamification.” It seems that not that long ago “edutainment” was the buzz word and then, just as quickly, it fell by the wayside. Why do we … Continue reading

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Math Intervention Success in Texas!

A short while ago, a team from Crosby Middle School spoke to a packed house of educators about the strategies they were using to help students in need of intervention fill their math skill gaps quickly.  The team included Principal … Continue reading

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Earth Day Math – 2015!

Celebrate Earth Day with these fun math problems.  We’ve included problems of varying difficulty to challenge both your math intervention and enrichment students.  Included are the best of those submitted to us in past years and some new ones as … Continue reading

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It’s Gold Medal Time for Successful Math Intervention Students

In just a few weeks we will reveal the 2015 Ascend Math Gold Medalist Schools.  So far, six schools have been added to these honorary ranks. Math Intervention students at all six have made amazing progress this year. The nominated … Continue reading

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National Championship “Big Scoring” Math

March Mathness wraps up tonight.  The National Championship game between Wisconsin and Duke will match two big scorers, Frank Kaminsky and Jahil Okafer. In Wisconsin’s win over Kentucky Saturday, Kaminsky made 7 out of 11 field goals. Duke Center Okafer … Continue reading

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Spartan Math

The number seven seeded Michigan State Spartans beat the Louisville Cardinals 76 to 70.  They now join an elite group of three number one seeds in the Final Four.  This certainly would qualify them as the Cinderella Story of the … Continue reading

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