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These are challenging times… How can we help?

The Coronavirus pandemic is impacting society across the globe. Efforts to reduce the spread of the virus are forcing unprecedented disruptions, including widespread lockdowns that have closed many of our schools. Despite the COVID-19 threat, life goes on. Teachers, who thrive on personal interaction with students in their classrooms, are being asked to deliver instruction remotely. And students … [Keep Reading...]

Announcing Jumpstart Your Singapore Math: Summer 2020

I couldn’t imagine teaching this year without this class. It was amazing! Joanne Pilon 6-8 Math, Holy Family Academy, MN Back by popular demand! We are pleased to announce the return of Jumpstart, an intensive, two-day workshop for current and potential users of Dimensions Math, Primary Mathematics, Eureka/EngageNY, Think! Mathematics,  or Math in Focus, as well as any teacher … [Keep Reading...]

The Impact of Singapore Math at MPA

[Note: I’ve enjoyed working with Mounds Park Academy (MPA) in Saint Paul, Minnesota, since 2014. For the last three years, MPA has generously hosted our annual Jumpstart Your Singapore Math Instruction workshops.] Renee Wright I was thrilled to read a January 9, 2020, blog post, “The Impact of Singapore Math at MPA,” written by Lower School Director Renee Wright. It is a brief, but … [Keep Reading...]

Giving Thanks – 2019 Year in Review

As December brings a break for holidays and the start of a new year, we appreciate the opportunity to spend quality time with friends and family. During this pause, I also reflect on our past year working with schools and teachers and plan for the year ahead. Reflecting on 2019, I am reminded of my great good fortune to have discovered my calling. Last year, I celebrated my 12th year as a … [Keep Reading...]

Making Math Masters

My students love math class. In fact, many will tell you math is their favorite subject. Why? They’ll tell you it’s because Singapore math is fun. I’d say it’s because once they understand how math works, they become confident in their abilities. So what exactly is Singapore math? Wait, math from Singapore? Isn’t that … [Keep Reading...]

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Announcing: Jumpstart Your Singapore Math® Instruction Workshops for 2019

Back by popular demand! We are pleased to announce the return of Jumpstart, an intensive, two-day workshop for current and potential users of Primary Math and Math in Focus, as well as any … [Keep Reading...]

What’s the Word Problem?

I often work with international Schools where the teachers commit to two-three years and then move on to other schools and other countries. I was surprised by an email this week from a former … [Keep Reading...]

Graphing the Holidays

Originally posted 11/27/2018 Teaching between Thanksgiving and the winter break can be a challenge. How do you keep your students engaged in meaningful math learning while embracing the season? … [Keep Reading...]

Who’s doing the talking?

A new school year brings new commitments to improving our practice as teachers of mathematics. One tip I often share with the teachers I coach is, “Ask more and tell less.” Well, that’s easy to say, … [Keep Reading...]

Come see us in April!

We'll be presenting at the following conferences in April. Stop by and say "I'm a Math Champion" to get one of our cool buttons! NCSM Annual Conference 2019 | San Diego April 3 | 1:45 - … [Keep Reading...]

Word Problem Wednesday – Marbles

This month's Word Problem Wednesday problem comes from an article in the Daily Express, a UK newpaper. The headline teases: This is the maths puzzle that is baffling everyone - but could you solve … [Keep Reading...]

Giving Thanks

Celebrating 10 Years: Giving Thanks and 2018 In Review

In the spring of 2008, armed with tons of enthusiasm (and considerably less experience), I traveled to Bozeman, Montana, for my first-ever solo school training job. At that time, I was already a … [Keep Reading...]

Giving Thanks – Reflecting on An Amazing 2017!

Regular readers might know that I like to pause and take stock at this time of year. I broke that stride in 2016, but I’m doubly grateful to be back on track, with twice as much to share. This … [Keep Reading...]

Giving Thanks – Reflecting on An Outstanding 2015

I don't know about you, but 2015 has come and gone in a flash. Exciting things are happening here in 2016 as this company grows and adds some fabulous training and coaching consultants. But you'll … [Keep Reading...]