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Prevent Summer Learning Loss

Summer is upon us once again. It is time for those lazy, dog days to begin. But, summertime should not be all work and no play for your students. The setbacks from summer learning loss have been well-documented. The National Summer Learning Association founded through John Hopkins University: Every student experiences summer learning loss when […]

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Coping With Math Anxiety

Learning math can be a long and difficult process.  However, not all of the challenges teachers face have to do with cognitive abilities.  Many children suffer from mathematics anxiety, defined by Sheila Tobias in her book Overcoming Math Anxiety as “a feeling of tension and anxiety that interferes with the manipulation of numbers and the […]

Teacher Appreciation Day 2015

Teachers do not start their careers with plans of wealth or notoriety.  Their mornings begin long before the first bell sounds through the halls, and often ends hours after the last student leaves.  At home, they spend hour upon hour reviewing assignments and developing lesson plans. Teaching is a calling.  A call answered by people […]

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Happy Pi Day!

Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point. […]

What Do The Finns Know About Teaching Math?

Around the world, educators, experts, and policy makers, find themselves surprised to learn that Finland, a wintry country adjacent to Russia, Norway, and Sweden, boasts some of the highest scores in the world for standardized tests in reading, math and science. A great deal of recent research attempts to uncover what the secret to Finnish […]