Elevated Math

Don’t Be Afraid of Making a Mistake. Flip Your Classroom.

Articles abound on how traditional teaching methods deny students the chance to learn from their mistakes. But in this pandemic, when teachers are forced to engage in remote learning, they are more than ever scrutinized by parents and staff. Under so much pressure, teachers won’t dare try something new and risk making a mistake. A …

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Building Confidence In Math Class

Photography by Ta-Duc Updated September 9, 2020 When I ran for school board, one question was asked a number of times, usually by students. “How would I provide more teacher/student interactions?” I assumed the students wanted a more personal experience in their learning until a BBC News article made me realize that this question might …

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WARNING: DO NOT SUBSCRIBE TO ELEVATEDMATH.COM BEFORE READING THIS

Herein contain requirements for instructors (including parents)  to teach math to their students with the Elevated Math program. First Requirement Instructors should read the Teacher Notes before playing the lesson, and explain the “Get Started” ideas to the student. Elevated Math provides all the tools for teaching two years of math, pre-algebra and algebra. To use …

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WHY I ALWAYS HATED THE “B” GRADE

Updated – August 30, 2020 An article in The Atlantic entitled “Letter Grades Deserve an F” by Jessica Lahey struck a cord and inspired this post. Ms. Lahey writes, “points-based grading undermines learning and creativity, rewards cheating, damages students’ peer relationships and trust in their teachers, encourages students to avoid challenging work, and teaches students to value grades over knowledge.” …

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TEACHING CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT WITH MATH CLASS

Thomas Edison – “too stupid to learn anything” Updated August 15, 2020 Finding a right answer is sometimes not that important. More important is learning to approach a problem correctly, to study a mathematic question from different angles and to resist the urge to give up. This is best taught in middle school. In grades …

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