Tag Archives: math skill gaps

The Unique Study Path to Math Success

No two students are exactly alike. In a perfect world, we would treat each as an individual, but it’s not a perfect world. Most often, one teacher must guide twenty or more young people to find the path to success … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Differentiated Instruction

I was recently asked for a good source on differentiated instruction.  I replied that ASCD put out some exceptional publications. You can find them at:   http://www.ascd.org/professional-development/differentiated-instruction-campaign.aspx My concern with differentiated instruction has always been classroom management, simply put one teacher … Continue reading

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Groundbreaking study released: Which Math Skills Are Students Missing

Ascend Education announced today the release of a new study showing the frequency of math skill gaps found in U.S. students. Which math skill gaps are most common to students in a particular grade? What percentage of students identified for … Continue reading

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Effective Math Intervention: Engagement or Gamification?

I’ve noticed more posts and articles lately touting either the benefits or detractions of “gamification.” It seems that not that long ago “edutainment” was the buzz word and then, just as quickly, it fell by the wayside. Why do we … Continue reading

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Happy Blogversary: Top Ten Blog Posts of the Year!

It was one year ago that we launched the Ascend Math blog. In that time, we’ve provided nearly 100 posts covering important topics like the latest research on BYOD, common core, and math intervention strategies.  What’s more, we provided teachers and … Continue reading

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Hope for students who failed math

Right now many high schools are facing the prospect of students ready for graduation except that they did not pass the math portion of their state test.  Defining the right math intervention for these students is extremely important since time … Continue reading

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Math Intervention Success at Henderson High School

Mindy Rucker, district math coordinator at Henderson ISD, Texas recently shared the strategies she and her teachers used to help their high school students identified for RTI.  These students had math skill gaps several grades below level.  We hope you enjoy … Continue reading

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