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What is Formative Assessment & How Can It Help Your Math Class?

[fa icon="calendar'] October 14, 2016 at 12:14 PM / by Admin posted in Elementary Math, Formative Assessment, Growth Mindset

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A very wise man, Yogi Berra, once said, “If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up someplace else.”

OK, maybe Yogi’s quotes weren’t always genius, but this one actually makes sense. In education, we know where we want students to end up, but the way there is not always clear. Assessment is a crucial element of determining that path.

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5 Reasons Puzzles are Great Educational Resources

[fa icon="calendar'] September 15, 2016 at 5:08 PM / by Admin

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Teachers and parents are always on the lookout for inexpensive, fun ways to engage kids while building important physical and mental skills. For a great mental workout, look no further than puzzles.

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Preschool Math Checklist: What Kids Should Know before Kindergarten

[fa icon="calendar'] August 25, 2016 at 4:41 PM / by Admin posted in Preschool, Preschool Math

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Who doesn't love a good checklist? Whether you're a parent, a teacher, a superintendent (or even an educational technology developer!), it sure is hard to cram everything we want to get done into every day. Good time management certainly helps, though, and if you ask us, the humble checklist is the best tool we've got.
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Why a Fixed Mindset in Math is Your Worst Enemy

[fa icon="calendar'] August 18, 2016 at 3:16 PM / by Admin posted in Fixed Mindset, Growth Mindset, Math Ability, Math Education

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Math ability isn’t written on a person’s genes, in opposition to the popularly held idea. In spite of major evidence to the contrary, the reoccurring notion in many parts of the world is that some people are born with superb math ability, while others don’t have much at all.

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5 Ways to Make Math Fun for Early Learners

[fa icon="calendar'] August 11, 2016 at 9:23 AM / by Admin posted in Early Math, Math Education, Preschool, Preschool Math

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It’s no secret that success in math is a good predictor of success at life. In education and policy news these days, it seems like science, technology, engineering, and mathematics — the so-called STEM fields — dominates the discussion. Yep, as a society, we’ve all grasped on to the fact that math skills are vitally important to the types of stable, high-earning careers as can be found in the modern economy.

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3 Reasons Why Math is Better with Game-Based Learning

[fa icon="calendar'] July 2, 2016 at 4:55 PM / by Admin posted in Game-Based Learning, Math Education

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Consider this: In 2013, gamers spent an average of 6.3 hours a week playing video games!  In fact, in 2015, video games even out-earned movies by over $4 billion in revenue. Video games are rapidly becoming the new de facto entertainment medium.

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7 Must-Know Ed-Tech Terms for Parents & Teachers

[fa icon="calendar'] June 2, 2016 at 11:30 AM / by Admin posted in STEM, Blended Learning, Ed-Tech, Gamification

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With every great new trend comes a slew of accompanying buzzwords. And one of today’s most exciting new trends is undoubtedly the rise of educational technology (ed-tech).

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