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Why True Individualization Matters

Every student is unique, with different instructional gaps at different levels. Typically, students are instructed according to grade level and with an assumption they have mastered all the preceding building blocks necessary for grade-level math instruction. But this is often … Continue reading

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How Universal Screening Identifies At-Risk Students

There is widespread agreement among education researchers and experts that universal screening is central to an effective RTI program. Implemented as part of a Tier 1 Intervention, universal screening identifies current or potential academic deficits for every student. Issues with … Continue reading

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The Key Role of Tiered Intervention

Researchers agree that a tiered system of math intervention is critical to an effective RTI model. The tiered design includes three, increasingly intensive, levels of intervention depending on a student’s needs and ability to successfully respond to a customized learning … Continue reading

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Equity Begins with Awareness

When my husband, Kevin, and I founded Ascend Math back in 2007, it was with the goal of helping to give all kids the gift of math literacy, especially those who may have fallen through the cracks. What we’ve received … Continue reading

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Olympic Math Events for Your Classroom

Here are a couple of Olympic Math Events to try in your classroom. Try introducing this concept to students working to understand that each circle is 360°.Two-time Gold Medal Olympian Shaun White landed the best halfpipe run of his career … Continue reading

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The Value of Inquiry Based Teacher Guides

I just read an interesting article from Education Week, “Study: Give Weak Teachers Good Lesson Plans instead of Professional Development.”  The study found that the use of inquiry based lesson plans had an effect on learning “about the same as … Continue reading

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A Holiday Math Game For You and Your Students

I wish you a wonderful and safe holiday break. Students have been progressing well in Ascend Math this year and are enjoying the reward of Base Camp. Ascend Math Base Camp is a virtual world with fun games and activities … Continue reading

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Ascend Math announces new Teacher Dashboard

Ascend Education announced today the addition of a Teacher Dashboard to its Ascend Math intensive math intervention product. The Ascend Math Dashboard puts the most valuable information on class progress in Ascend Math all in one place for teachers to … Continue reading

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Gold Medal Honors Exceptional Math Intervention Implementations

This year, Ascend Math is honoring 23 Gold Medalist schools whose math intervention efforts have brought about a turnaround at their schools. The Ascend Math Gold Medal Award was established in 2010 to honor the schools or districts that best … Continue reading

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Ideas Wanted for Math Explorations. Cash Prizes!

There’s still plenty of time to enter the Create Your Own Math Exploration Contest from Ascend Math. Ascend Education is giving educators and their students a chance to come up with their own ideas for online explorations for any math objective … Continue reading

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