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Best of Halloween Math Problems

Here are a few of the best Halloween math problems sent to us by teachers and others: An adult skeleton has 206 bones. There are 27 bones in a hand and 26 bones in a foot. How many bones are … Continue reading

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More Students Graduating High School? Great! But then what?

Great article by Education Week this week. Recently, the White House announced the national high school graduate rate has reached 83.2 percent. President Obama called it the “highest on record.”  However, the Ed Week article brings up some important questions. … Continue reading

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Your Math Vote Counts! Electoral Math for the Classroom

Several educational blogs and publications are focusing on the Presidential election and creating ideas for learning opportunities.   Our staff and friends have created these historical election math problems to share with your students. A Bully Math Problem In the election … Continue reading

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October STEM and Math Fun

Everybody likes a Jack O’ Lantern with its fiery eyes and gleaming grin but what do you do with the pumpkin once Halloween is over. Did you know that the US wastes 450 million kg of pumpkin yearly. The National … Continue reading

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High Achieving Students Need Individual Study Plans as Well

In past blog posts I’ve talked about the need for individual study plans in math for students below grade level.  Recently, NPR released an article worth reading on the needs of students working above grade level.  A new report shows … Continue reading

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Blended Learning Success Video from Macon Schools

Beginning in 2014, Bibb County schools in Macon, Georgia began a Flexible Learning Program (FLP) utilizing Ascend Math in several schools including Howard Middle School. The students in the FLP were those most at risk of failing math. These students … Continue reading

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Growth Mindset Top EdWeek Article, Gathering Momentum

I first read Carol Dweck’s book outlining her groundbreaking research on “Growth Mindset” shortly after its release.  Today, more than ever, her groundbreaking work is influencing K-12 leaders world-wide. An Education Week article written by Carol one year ago today … Continue reading

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Personalized Learning vs Individualized Learning: a second look

A short time ago I remarked upon the eSchool News article:  3 ways the flipped classroom leads to better subject mastery.  Once again the idea that for truly personalized learning to take place students need to be involved in choosing … Continue reading

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Intensive Math Intervention Program Gets Even Better

We consistently ask the teachers and administrators at our Ascend Math partner schools to tell us how to make Ascend better so we can help students have more success. This has resulted in important improvements including adding interactivity to all … Continue reading

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Flipped Classroom Benefits Revisited

A short time ago, eSchool News released the article:  3 ways the flipped classroom leads to better subject mastery. In describing the benefit of truly personalized learning they write: “Much of the conversation about flipping has focused on using teacher-created … Continue reading

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