School’s In – Math is Out(side)

New math textbooks, graphing calculators with no dents, neatly organized binders with fresh tabs – it is a new school year and students enter the classroom expecting to learn a vast amount of mathematical concepts.  Whether enthusiastic or not, they know they will encounter new challenges and certainly work. Practice exercises and tests are a […]

Math Awareness Month

The month of April brings more than showers; we look forward to spring holiday, Easter, Passover, warm and sunny weather, and we start to count the number of days left in the school year. April is also a significant month for math students and teachers! Math Awareness Month. Promoted by the Joint Policy Board for […]


Math Time!

As anyone who has ever given a child “five more minutes” knows, time is not something most children grasp intuitively. To a child, five minutes can seem like either the blink of an eye or an eternity depending on what is going on. Therefore, teaching about time can be challenging as students slowly become aware […]

Slow Down! Mathematics for Slower Learners

“I’m just bad at math.” How many students have you heard say that? Perhaps too many. It is so sad to hear a child whose education is just beginning express the belief that there is a subject he or she simply cannot learn. Especially since it is not true! All students, with the possible exception […]

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