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Math Wars!! Episode 1 – The Calculator Debate

Math Wars!! Episode 1 – The Calculator Debate

ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX (Nov. 18, 2014) Believe it or not, if you Google the term “Math Wars” today you will find over 32,000,000 hits in under 30 seconds. How can it…

Sound familiar? The Kitchen Table Math Story…

Sound familiar? The Kitchen Table Math Story…

ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX (October 2, 2014) One of the most common and regularly heard stories is what I call “The Kitchen Table Math Story.”  The players are different, but the plot is…

How do we overcome innumeracy? Let us count the ways…

How do we overcome innumeracy? Let us count the ways…

ROCKWALL,TX. (August 19, 2014) Innumeracy, the mathematical equivalent of illiteracy, has been a much discussed problem in educational circles for many years. American students do not score well on international…

Yeah! Summer’s here, so there’s no more math!

Yeah! Summer’s here, so there’s no more math!

ROCKWALL, TX (June 27, 2014) For the last couple of weeks, the happy faces of our students have been a sure sign that summer is here. With the assurance that…

Math test-taking strategies to boost confidence

Math test-taking strategies to boost confidence

ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX (May 11, 2014) Test anxiety can easily undermine the hard work students have invested throughout the year, lowering their scores on standardized tests and jeopardizing their chances to…

Making math make sense to children

Making math make sense to children

ROCKWALL, HEATH (March 20, 2014) By the time parents seek math help for their child, they have usually run into difficulties explaining the math concepts that their child is encountering…

HELP! The STAAR is coming!

HELP! The STAAR is coming!

ROCKWALL / HEATH (January 28, 2014) While most states are transitioning to the national Common Core standardized tests,Texas parents are faced with helping their children succeed at the STAAR (State…

How to conquer a Math Beast

How to conquer a Math Beast

ROCKWALL (November 8, 2013) Quick! What is 2/3 of 240 6/229? This is the type of problem that can cause a student to dread math. Just the thought of the…

Tips for cooking up meaningful math experiences

Tips for cooking up meaningful math experiences

Measuring…Summer Fun! One mixing bowl, two spinning beaters, three sticks of butter, four separated eggs, and five cups of flour; who says math is boring? There are dozens of opportunities…

‘Critical Thinking’ is critical for STAAR testing

‘Critical Thinking’ is critical for STAAR testing

Texas is transitioning from the TAKS (Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills) to STAAR (State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness), and the process is causing everyone a little bit…

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