# From the Elevated Math Team

## Elevated Math Evaluation: A Cool App Review

Though we are pleased by how many good reviews Elevated Math has received this summer, we thought this one was worth mentioning, and not just because the analysis is complimentary of our app. TekGadg, the reviewer, took the time to create two videos. One we pasted above and shows the Elevated Math app and how […]

## Finding Real-World Math Problems

First in the list of things that students say they want from education, according to eSchool News, is “real-world application and relevancy.” When it comes to math education finding these real-world examples seems more of a challenge. I tried myself to find some, was stumped, and had to go back through the Elevated Math lessons

## Can Salman Khan Teach Math?

In the past few weeks I’ve been reading what others have been saying about Khan Academy and decided to watch some of the videos. Since I had forgotten about limits in calculus, I watched a video about that. I promptly fell asleep. His voice is pleasant enough, but I’m a visual person I need more

## Teaching Math without Words

It has often been said that math is a language all to itself, that it is the universal language because speakers of other languages share it.  Okay. I’ll accept that adage. And though I believe it, I still have questions as to how this plays out in a classroom, in particular an ESL classroom where

## Math in Finland

Yesterday, David Sirota published an article in Salon entitled “How Finland became an education leader.” The article is based on an interview he had with Harvard researcher, Tony Wagner, who narrates a new documentary called, “The Finland Phenomenon: Inside the World’s Most Surprising School System.” I’ve never been to Finland. I want to go. But

## Math in Singapore

I know that Singapore Math refers to the curriculum they have in Singapore where emphasis is placed on model drawing, problem solving, and mental math strategies. According to TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) students in 4th and 8th grade mathematics rate higher there than anywhere else in the world. Two years ago

## Where Does Math Instruction Begin for a 4th Grader? That is a Good Question.

photography by jimmiehomeschoolmom A mother sent an email the other day asking which lessons of Elevated Math would be appropriate for her son.  He had finished 4th grade and was going into 5th,  but he had struggled with several of the concepts in 4th grade math.  She thought the lessons would help him strengthen his

## A New Found Freedom: Let’s Celebrate Learning Independence!

photography by Andreas Blixt Since the U.S. is celebrating Independence Day, I think this is an appropriate time to underscore the reasons why the iPad and the Elevated Math app can bring a new kind of freedom or independence when learning at home, away from home or in the classroom.  Taking creative liberties, I have

## Final Impressions of ISTE 2011

This week we heard over and over again, “learning is an experience and if we make it a good experience kids will want to learn more.” How do we do this? In an earlier blog, a guest blogger – a high school senior – wrote, “The moment math became textbooks, instead of cute little printed

## Report from ISTE 2011

After two days of attending ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) here in Philadelphia, here are some of our thoughts. First, we’re happy that we did not have a booth. The Exhibit Hall feels like a completely different area than the rest of the space. The Exhibit Hall seems cold, noisy, tense, and commercial.