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Having struggled through out high school in math classes, I often wondered when would the quadratic equation ever matter in real life? Outside of balancing my checkbook and building a budget—two things I still am not disciplined enough to do on a regular basis—math has not been my friend. I’ve ... Read More
As a teacher, what do you do when your students don't understand something? You explain it in a different way. When I realized several of my students were having trouble with math, I began looking for ways to explain things differently. My background is in Special Education, and one of ... Read More
Senior year….finally. Whether you’re excited or terrified about embarking on this new, post-high school chapter of your life, there is definitely still a lot going on during these last 2-3 months of your school year. Although your senioritis has surely kicked in to some degree, it’s important to remember not ... Read More
There was a time when handwriting was a major part of the elementary curriculum, and cursive handwriting was explicitly instructed. We still find some handwriting instruction, particularly in the primary grades, but cursive instruction is becoming more and more rare. Why? The resounding reason is that cursive handwriting is considered ... Read More
I LOVE using Hands-On Equations with my students ranging from grades 3 through high school. These are fantastic materials, and now an app is available on the iPad. Here is a description of the app from the Hands-On Equation website: This app makes learning algebra fun and easy for children ... Read More