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Math for President’s Day

Share these fun math facts about our Presidents with your students. The four Presidents featured on Mount Rushmore are often considered our greatest. What were their total years in office?   George Washington, 1789-1797 (8 years)   Thomas Jefferson, 1801-1809  … Continue reading

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Valentines Day Math Fun

Our records show that math intervention and enhancement students working in Ascend Math are making fantastic progress this year.  We offer this Valentine’s Day math fun for them and you. 1.  The oldest known valentine still in existence today was a … Continue reading

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The Most Important Educational Research of 2016!

Growth MindSet is working. We at Ascend Education will continue to promote it and use it’s tenants to improve our products and services. “(This study) explores the relationship between incomeand mindset for the first time, to our knowledge, finding that … Continue reading

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Math for MLK Day!

The following math problems were submitted by math educators for past blogs.  We hope they will be helpful to teachers wanting to tie MLK facts into their regular curriculum: 1. On 25 March 1965, Martin Luther King led thousands of … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Turn Nationwide Attention to Math!

Fair warning!  I am about to vent.  Too often, when I have talked with district and school administrators about the need for helping students improve in math I hear “I know. But we’re focusing on reading now.”  We have been … Continue reading

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Play Holiday Bears On Us

Happy Holidays From Ascend Math We hope you have a wonderful and safe holiday break. Last year, we created a special game for Ascend Math students called Holiday Bears.  We’ve been asked by many to reissue this game for the … Continue reading

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Time to Ask “What’s Not Working? “

We’re midway through the school year. In business, many will be wrapping up another fiscal year.  Conventional wisdom would state this is a good time to ask “What’s Working?”  Knowing what’s working may lead to good feelings but rarely to … Continue reading

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Guinness Book of Thanksgiving Math

Enjoy these math problems with your students.  Want to learn more? Check out the Guinness site. Largest gathering of people dressed as turkeys Pictured above, the largest gathering of people dressed as turkeys (above) is 661 and was accomplished at … Continue reading

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Be sure to attend this valuable live presentation!

Mark your calendar for Thursday, Nov. 11.  Educators from Bibb County Schools will explain how their Flexible Learning Program resulted in their most at risk students outperforming the rest of their students. Date:  Thursday 11/10 Time:  3:00 Eastern, 2:00 Central, … Continue reading

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How States Could Improve the State of Education Starting Now!

A new federal law called Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) hands more control over education to state leaders.  Rather than threatening them for failing to achieve certain test scores, the law provides money and guidance pursue new models of education. … Continue reading

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