Monthly Archives: November 2013

Advice For Getting More Math Intervention Time with Students

Would you like to find more time for students to work on a math intervention program like Ascend Math?  Educators in Anoka, MN are giving their intervention students a pass to go to the front of the lunch line. These … Continue reading

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WVA School incorporates Common Core math into food drive.

As part of the new Common Core Standards, teachers are encouraged to focus on fewer concepts but stress a deeper learning and understanding to students through projects. One suggested strategy is community service events, and that is where a West … Continue reading

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Head to head testing of Ascend Math in Sanders USD

Brian Wessel, math interventionist at Sanders Middle and High Schools spoke to a group of math teachers attending the recent NCTM Regional Conference in Las Vegas, NM.  In the video segment posted below he explains how the results of math … Continue reading

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Common Core May Help Dispel Some Math Myths

In Atlantic Magazine Stanford Professor Jo Boaler writes: “In mathematics education we suffer from the widespread, distinctly American idea that only some people can be math people. This idea has been disproved by scientific research showing the incredible potential of … Continue reading

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Advice on teaching students with math skill gaps well below grade level

This is the first of two video segments taken during a special lunch session with Math Interventionist Brian Wessel during the NCTM Regional Conference in Las Vegas.  Here Brian provides helpful advice on how to instruct eighth grade students with … Continue reading

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8th Graders Outperform International Average in Math

U.S. 8th graders in 35 states outperformed the international average in math. The findings come from a National Center for Education Statistics study that uses the scores of 8th graders on the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress to predict … Continue reading

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Purchasing iPads? Here’s some first-hand advice.

Jennifer Krzystowczyk Instructional Technology Facilitator for Bellevue Public Schools, NE recently provided great advice to schools incorporating iPads into their classrooms.  Her blog was posted in Edutopia. “Assuming teachers will know what to do with them is a completely false … Continue reading

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