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Monthly Archives: August 2014

Welcome To The Real World: Math in Action


Be aware of the ways that math springs up naturally in day-to-day activities and seize the opportunities to show math in action in the real world.

Be aware of the ways that math springs up naturally in day-to-day activities and seize the opportunities to show math in action in the real world. Real World Math When I was growing up, my dad would work on my math skills by giving my brothers and me real-life math problems. On long trips in…
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3 Motivating Math Apps


KinderTown reviews 3 quality math apps for your children.

Motion Math Zoom Pro uses a unique feature of the iPad to demonstrate understanding of number concepts from 1-10 and up through 10,000, decimals and negative numbers. The app is based on a simple number line but uses the pinch and zoom capabilities of the iPad to demonstrate number concepts in a visual way. The…
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Vote For My SXSWedu Presentation


Vote for my SXSWedu presentation.

UPDATE: The voting period has now passed, but feel free to continue to add to the conversation in the comments section. I need your help. Over the last several months, I’ve been working on a presentation for the South By Southwest education conference. This presentation, How Awkward Online Parents Can Save The World, explores parental…
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Kids, Apps, Cancer, and Coding: Digital Citizenship Done Well


"By teaching your children how to be good digital citizens, you are helping to make this world a better place."

Conner Haines is an unassuming 12 year old with a contagious smile and a passion for technology. He rarely goes anywhere without his trusty iPad and while many boys prefer rowdy sports, Conner is perfectly happy building apps. Despite his meek and modest personality that prefers to work quietly in the background, Conner was the…
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Learning Math Can Be as Sweet as Honey


Since attitude is a big part of education, let’s do what we can to make learning enjoyable.

Years ago I had a class on early education where the author recounted how Rabbis used to make school enjoyable. After a little research I found this article, from which I have chosen a few excerpts. Around the twelfth century a custom developed in Germany of bringing a child to school for the first time.…
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Digital Citizenship Gone Wrong: A Clear and Present Danger


Our children are facing a clear and present danger and only a small percentage of parents understand the extent of that danger.

Rebecca Sedwick, a 12 year old girl, jumped to her death from a third-story cement plant structure in central Florida on Sept. 10 of last year. She had been a victim of continual cyberbullying as well as verbal and even physical bullying throughout 2012 and 2013. Sadly, Rebecca is not the only girl whose life…
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How Do I Decide Where to Start My Spelling You See Student?


Since each student develops spelling skills at a different pace, Spelling You See placement is not decided by a student’s grade.

Since each student develops spelling skills at a different pace, Spelling You See placement is not decided by a student’s grade. Here are some suggestions to help you choose which level of Spelling You See is best for your student. Go to www.spellingyousee.com and check these headings. 1. Look under Philosophy for easy-to-understand descriptions of…
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3 Tips to Help You Teach Digital Citizenship to Your Kids


"Digital tools will come and go: for children, knowing that their parents are continually trying to engage with them will be valuable forever."

In January 2014, Lancaster Online featured an expose entitled, “Do you know what your teen is doing on Twitter? High school crush accounts deal in sexual fantasies” that explored how Lancaster County high schoolers have been using public Twitter accounts to anonymously post “their often vulgar attraction to one another and describe sexual fantasies, using…
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Are You Looking for an Online Co-op Class for Secondary Level Math?


We are now accepting registrations for our 2017-2018 schedule. Online Co-op classes are available for each of our secondary math levels.

“The instructors have been wonderful and I’m very thankful that I have people who love teaching math to my children.” – Kelli W. Is your secondary math student becoming a more independent learner? Do you find you want (or need) more support in teaching upper level math? Here’s one possible solution: We are now accepting registrations…
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