# Category Archives: Uncategorized

## How fast is Mo’Ne’s fastball? Do the math!

Pennsylvania’s Taney Dragons are one win away from the U.S. Little League Championship game in Williamsport. Their star pitcher is 13-year-old phenom Mo’Ne Davis who threw 43 pitches in her last outing and struck out 6 batters. Mo’Ne’s fastball has … Continue reading

ASCD just announced three new publications for new teachers.  They offer extensive previews of each online.  I found Never Work Harder Than Your Students by Robyn R. Jackson of particular interest.  In it, she lays out the Master Teacher Principles … Continue reading

## Report states mobile devices are on the rise in schools

The “2014 National Survey on Mobile Technology for K-12 Education,”  put out by Amplify has some eye-opening things to share about the increased use of mobile devices in schools. For example: Twenty percent of districts surveyed said they had a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy … Continue reading

## A Sappy Multiplication Problem

We just received some homemade maple syrup from our neighbors.  Did you know it takes 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of maple syrup?   Here in Michigan we produced 91,000 gallons of maple syrup this year. How much sap … Continue reading

## Top Tips for Teachers Preparing for School

Edutopia recently ran a list of ideas for teachers preparing for the new school year.   You’ll find some some good advice here. Take a quick look and see what might help you.   http://www.edutopia.org/blog/top-12-summer-tips-teachers-vicki-davis

## Sand Castle Math

This problem suggested by one of our friends in Wisconsin. Roberto and his friends built a five story castle in the sand complete with moat.  Each story of the castle was 10 inches high. They wanted to put a flag … Continue reading

## New Study: Best Math Intervention Approach for First-Graders

A new study concludes that those first-graders who are behind their peers would have learned more if their teachers had just taught them to add and subtract the old-fashioned way. And then got the students to practice it a lot. … Continue reading

## Family Trip Math

Here’s fun math problem for grades 5 and up. The Randall family is planning a road trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.  They live in Indianapolis, IN.  They looked for the best route on Google Maps and found … Continue reading