Parents In The Classroom

I recently read about a school in Rhode Island that holds classes for parents. What is the subject you ask? Common Core mathematics–a class held for parents to learn how they can help their elementary-age child with math homework.
The classes have brought about a mixture of both positive and negative feedback. While some parents were […]

Can Shortcuts in Math help Students who are Struggling to keep up?

Can Shortcuts in Math help Students who are Struggling to keep up?

Use simple shortcuts to help students understand math. Introduce mental math tricks to help students succeed.
Make math easier with these easy and effective strategies… 
Math can be difficult for many students. The Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (CCSSM) define what students should understand and be able to do in their study of mathematics. The […]

STEM In Every Classroom

STEM In Every Classroom

A lot of schools and districts today are seriously considering STEM and how they can bring STEM into their classrooms. STEM programs help students gain skills in the application of science, technology, engineering and math. These programs can often be complex and challenging and include exciting projects like building robots, cars and other gadgets. If […]

SELF-STUDY: Integrated Curriculum (10 hours)

“Develop an integrated curriculum that caters to your students’ learning needs best.”
Welcome to this dual course aimed to help you understand more about an integrated curriculum. This dual course consists of the following 5 hour courses:

Standard Based Instruction through STEM
Common Core Mathematics for all Teachers

In the simplest sense, an integrated curriculum […]

How Can I Help Student Learn Math Facts?

How Can I Help Student Learn Math Facts?

Sometimes, teachers may provide certain incentives to the students to increase fluency in math facts. A student may benefit greatly from this type of encouragement.
Materials: Worksheets, prizes
Preparation:
The teacher first conducts a brief experimental analysis to determine whether incentives will increase a particular student’s performance:
The student is given a worksheet with arithmetic facts and allotted two […]

What are Time Drills?

What are Time Drills?

Explicit time-drills are a method to boost students’ rate of responding on arithmetic-fact worksheets and increase fluency.
Materials: Worksheet, Stop-watch
Preparation:
The teacher hands out the worksheet.
Students are instructed that they will have three minutes to work on problems on the sheet.
Process:
The teacher starts the stop watch and tells the students to begin the work.
At the end of […]

PACKAGE: Common Core (40 Hours)

“Do you ever wonder if your students are getting what they really need from the education system?”
The Common Core Standards were formulated to ensure that students graduate from school with the essential skills they need to be successful in college and consequently, in their careers. Building towards this larger goal, there […]

How does Writing Help Students Learn Math?

How does Writing Help Students Learn Math?

Writing is an important way to help students reflect on their learning and forces students to really reflect on their math understanding. It is also a great way for teachers to assess student thinking and understanding. Since writing in the context of math is often a new experience for students, they may find it difficult […]

SELF-STUDY: Common Core Academic Interventions (5 hours)

“How can I improve student performance in a systematic way? ”
Every student is different and this course is designed to help teachers as they create unique interventions that benefit their individual students. This course is designed to guide and help teachers effectively and strategically support struggling learners in the classroom. Teachers […]

How Can I Support a Student With Dyscalculia?

How Can I Support a Student With Dyscalculia?

Dyscalculia is a form of learning disability whereby the student has difficulty with math. Dyscalculia may impact the person’s ability to tell time, manage money or shop independently. Dyscalculia can be caused due to deficits in the:
Visual spatial abilities with features like:

Reversal of numbers (writing 6 instead of 9, 3 backwards)
Difficulty copying numbers from the board […]

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