The Hechinger Report recently published an article describing the challenges many Elementary School teachers still face teaching Common Core math objectives. They conclude: “If the Common Core is to improve the math education of U.S. students as intended, experts agree that teachers who are meant to get students excited about math and become proficient in…

Read MoreIt 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 students with fun math problems to solve during the Winter Olympics, March Madness and throughout the…

Read MoreASCEND MATH ADDS INTERACTIVITY TO ALL OF THEIR AWARD WINNING INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS Shreveport, LA 9/9/2014 Ascend Education announced today that they are adding new levels of interactivity to all of the instructional videos found in Ascend Math. Ascend Math is an intensive math intervention program shown to help struggling students gain two or more grade…

Read MoreThe Atlantic put out a fascinating article recently featuring ELL elementary students in California that are doing exceptionally in math. The school is 60% English Language Learners. Despite years of state funding cuts and classes that average 30 or more kids apiece 91 percent scored proficient or higher on their end of year math test.…

Read MoreHere is a repost from the blog craftymathed. We thought this might be of practical help for some of you struggling with the transition to Common Core. Using the common core to my advantage This year I switched to using the common core standards themselves, and cross-referencing them to the standards of the state (which technically…

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