Navigating MathLand: A Guide for Parents to Help Their Kids Through the Maze followed a student’s struggle learning math from fourth grade through middle school. At the end of grade 5, the student was placed into an advanced middle school program. The program compressed three years of math curriculum (Common Core), a rigorous program, into … Continue reading Non-Routine Questions-Preferred Math Learning Styles

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# *MST, CCLS, *NGSS, NGS – Alphabet Soup for Math Standards – Where Has the Rigor Gone?

On September 19, 2017, the Associated Press released “Most of the U.S. Uses Common Core, Despite Blowback,” an article bringing readers up-to-date on the status of the states which are using Common Core academic standards. The findings from the 45 states (plus DC) found that eight of the states have repealed the standards, and 21 … Continue reading *MST, CCLS, *NGSS, NGS – Alphabet Soup for Math Standards – Where Has the Rigor Gone?

# Is Just Passing Really Achieving?

Many students find when they get to their freshman year in college that they are not prepared for college math or writing, and they need to take remedial courses. Remedial courses, which have to be paid for affect students chances of graduating college in four years. On the other end of the spectrum are those … Continue reading Is Just Passing Really Achieving?

# One-on-One with Vin Dacquino

I sat down with Vin Dacquino and talked about Navigating MathLand. Check it out!

# What Does the Data Say? Hidden figures! Where’s Watson?

It is important as a parent to not only be cognizant of your child’s score on the state math assessment but also how your child scores compared to your district’s overall scores. If your school district’s scores are low (below state level), there generally is a tendency for the math program to not be as … Continue reading What Does the Data Say? Hidden figures! Where’s Watson?