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Why Getting An “A” May Not Be Good Enough

As we move towards report cards, midterms, and the end of the semester, it is natural that we all look at our children’s grades to take a temperature on their progress. If your child is failing or not doing well, this is an indicator to get support.

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Building a “Math Culture” at New Song Academy

New Song Academy, a K-8 public school located in West Baltimore, MD, wanted to increase achievement expectations to complement its warm and nurturing school environment. School leadership also wanted to place a strategic focus on mathematics.

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My Four Favorite TED Talks on Education

We are taking the joy out of learning real math, and in this TED talk, one of America’s most popular math educators does a brilliant job explaining the problem and why it is important for us to do something about it.

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The Eight Math Practices and Why Everyone Should Know Them

In every industry and field of study, there is always a set of best practices or rules that are the results of years of research, expert analysis, and international test comparisons that ensure the best and most accurate outcomes.

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The Four Realities of Common Core Math

You’ll hear parents say, “Math is math! Why does my third grader have to explain how to multiply 2 x 3 when it’s obvious?” The answer is: Common Core.

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Invest Time in Sports or Math? Comparing the Return on Investments

Yes, I am one of those parents—the kind who drives her kids from sports field to sports field, investing $5,000+ a year on individual training, club teams, and travel back and forth. The minimum time each our children invests in practice is 20 hours a month.

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Top Five Must-Haves To Prep for the ACT and SAT in Math

With more than three million students taking the SAT and ACT tests each year, it’s no surprise that this fuels a lucrative test prep market. Parents who can afford to do so spend thousands of dollars on test prep companies and private tutors to handhold their students through the testing process.

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