National Championship “Big Scoring” Math

March Mathness wraps up tonight.  The National Championship game between Wisconsin and Duke will match two big scorers, Frank Kaminsky and Jahil Okafer. In Wisconsin’s win over Kentucky Saturday, Kaminsky made 7 out of 11 field goals. Duke Center Okafer also made 7 out of 11 field goals against Michigan State.  Determine their field goal…

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

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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 been clocked at 71 miles an hour. The distance from the pitching mound to the…

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