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It’s not about technology!

“Write the following on the blackboard 100 times: Schools don’t want technology Schools want curriculum Schools don’t want technology Schools want curriculum Etc.”      From THE Journal,  In K-12, the New, New Thing is the Old Old Thing: Currriculum … Continue reading

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Ascend Math Honors 32 Schools for Math Leadership!

Ascend Education announced today that a record 32 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

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Curriculum Playlists, are they harder and more expensive than they look?

An article in Education Week caught my eye recently. It examined Curriculum Playlists as a method of personalizing instruction. Here’s a quote:  “But some have found that implementing a playlist-based instructional model is harder—and more expensive—than it looks: On top … Continue reading

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Final Four Fun with Math

We continue our series of fun March Mathness problems this week.  Here are two that were submitted for the Final Four. Gonzaga and South Carolina will play each other in the Semi-Final on Saturday.   In the last round Gonzaga beat Xaviar 83 … Continue reading

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The Sweet Sixteen Average

The teams that made it to the Sweet Sixteen are very different. Some have posted high scores in post season, some low. But they are all winners.  Can you find the mean, median, and mode for points scored per game … Continue reading

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More March Mathness Problems

Here are some fun math problems to share with students: 1. NBA games have 4 12-minute quarters.  College games have 2 20-minute halves.  Which games are longer, NBA or College, and by how much? 2.  The tournament started with 64 teams. Of … Continue reading

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Upsetting Mathness!

I am from Minnesota and yes, I am a graduate of the University there.  And I am upset. I’m upset at the upset of the #5 seeded Golden Gophers at the hands (large hands) of the Middle Tennessee State Blue … Continue reading

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The Math of the March Mascots

As we prepare for the actual games, some folks out there are having special fun with the 68 teams.  USA Today presents a ranking of the teams according to their team name and mascot. We figured why not add a little … Continue reading

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Announcing March Mathness IV

Some of the most popular posts of the past three years have been those celebrating March Mathness, the math behind the sport of basketball! Many of you sent in your own math problems for posting. These included  scores, records of teams, … Continue reading

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What Companies Can Learn from the Best Schools in the World

A recent study by the National Conference of State Legislatures has concluded that world-class education systems have a few common elements that we can learn from: a strong early education system, a high-quality professional teacher workforce, robust career and technical … Continue reading

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