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October 8, 2015 6:30 pm - By in Blogs, STEM

Women in STEM who Rock! Plus top 10 websites to get girls psyched about STEM.

Getting more women and girls interested in STEM fields is the unfinished business of the 20th century, according to Hillary Clinton. "We must focus on how we can help women and girls break through ceilings that hold them back," she…

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October 6, 2015 11:07 pm - By in Blogs, English Language Learners

Six Strategies to Help ELLs Succeed in Math & 9 Free Math Activities for K–8 ELLs

Hispanic Heritage month is the perfect time to consider strategies for teaching math to English Language Learners (ELLs). The majority of the 5.5 million ELLs in the U.S. public school system speak Spanish as their first language, which makes the…

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September 24, 2015 2:55 pm - By in Blogs, Math Learning

Top 5 Pitfalls Every Math Teacher Makes When Analyzing Data (and How to Avoid Them)

One of the biggest topics today in education is analyzing data. As math teachers, we really get excited about this! But for others, it can be intimidating. We all have that one colleague who immediately gets the glazed-over look when…

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September 22, 2015 11:21 pm - By in Blogs, Math Learning

Let’s change the conversation about data in the math classroom

Spencer changed the education conversation in the 1800s. Asking questions and changing the conversation is a pathway to improvement in any endeavor. In the 19th century, a time of accelerated scientific discovery and invention, opportunities for different questions about teaching…

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September 18, 2015 7:53 pm - By in Blended Learning, Blogs

Sneak Peek! Dig Your Data: A Guidebook for Math Teachers

Using data to connect the dots between where students are, where they can be, and how to help them gain deeper math understanding, is generating real results in classrooms all over the world. In this preview excerpt of our upcoming…

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September 17, 2015 6:03 pm - By in Blogs, Math Learning

Teacher Tips: Apply Data to Understand Math Student Behavior

A teacher’s perspective on using data to get your back-to-school routine off to a great start.A new school year can be such an exciting time: new faces, a fresh start, and students eager to learn! Starting a new school year…

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September 9, 2015 10:32 pm - By in Blogs, Math Learning

Using Data Literacy to Drive Personalized Math Learning Needs

One essential element of improving student mathematics learning performance and outcomes is also the best way to maximize the investments that districts and schools have made in data, assessment, and adaptive learning tools: make sure that teachers are data literate.…

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September 9, 2015 5:25 pm - By in Blogs, Math Learning

Top 10 Back-to-School Teacher Tips and Activities for Your Math Classroom

Back to school is one of my most favorite times of the year. The sleepless night on the eve of the first day, the excitement of meeting a new group of students, and the action-packed whirlwind of the first day…

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September 1, 2015 7:07 pm - By in Blogs, Math Learning

Establishing a data-driven math culture raised proficiency to 97 percent

A superintendent's perspective on how to make it work. I believe in creating data-driven cultures to effect change at the district and school level in math because I've seen it work. Here are two examples from my own experience that…

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