Monthly Archives: April 2014

Helping high school special ed students with math skill gaps

Kristin Lakin is a special education teacher working with high school age students at School City of Hammond in Indiana.  Recently, she was interviewed by Laura Close of Close Education. Mrs. Lakin provides great advice for teachers in tier 3 … Continue reading

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Interview with a high school math teacher on the common core

There are a lot of emotional blog posts floating around the internet about the Common Core.  It was refreshing to find this interview with middle school math teacher Fawn Nguyen.  The interview on the subject of common core math was … Continue reading

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Southfield 5th Graders Create Earth Day Math Problems

Thank you to the 5th graders of Southfield School in Shreveport, LA for these Earth Day Math Problems: Recycling one glass bottle can power a computer for 30 minutes.  How many glass bottles do you need to produce energy for … Continue reading

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More math for Earth Day

20 million people across the U.S. were estimated to have participated in the first Earth Day. More than a billion people in 180 countries around the world now celebrate Earth Day every year.  What is the percentage increase from 20 … Continue reading

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Create more jobs using this recycling math problem!

This problem was submitted anonymously to our blog.  Enjoy The National Recycling Coalition reports that recycling has created 1.1 million jobs and $37 billion in annual payroll.  If we increased our recycling by 10% how many additional new jobs would … Continue reading

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Recycled plastic math problem

In 2012, the U.S. produced 32 million tons of plastic. Only 9% was recovered for recycling.  How much was recovered?   How much would be recovered if 20% were recycled? It takes 100 to 400 years for plastics to break down … Continue reading

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Haughton High School’s Stacks of Paper Math Problem

This problem was submitted on behalf of Miki Wallingsford’s Algebra 1 Honors class at Haughton High School. Recycling a stack of newspaper just 3 feet high saves one tree.  How many trees are saved if our school collected and recycled … Continue reading

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Earth Day Logic Puzzle from Mountain View Elementary

                  Earth Day Logic Puzzle By Ms. Malen & the 4th Grade Students of Mountain View Elementary 2014 Use the clues below to find out where each person lives, what volunteer work they do to help the earth, what item they choose … Continue reading

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The math behind plastic bottle recycling

It’s just one more week until Earth Day.  Here is an Earth Day Math problem submitted by one of our staff.  Don’t forget to send your Earth Day Math problems to earthday@ascendmath.com The first 10 classrooms to send a math … Continue reading

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Announcing: Earth Day Math Contest

Earth Day is Tuesday, April 22. We’re going to help make it fun and educational for your classroom. Celebrate Earth Day in your math class this year and remind students to recycle, reuse, and reduce.  The first 10 classrooms to … Continue reading

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