# Elevated Math

## 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

## 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.

## Wish I Had Elevated Math as a Kid. A Personal Tutor!

Learning math was really hard for me growing up because I had a language barrier and I was a visual learner. The public school system moves the students through the subjects really fast and I was a quiet child unwilling to speak up when the lesson was going too fast for me. I’d take my

## Teaching Math: It’s All in the Balance

The debate continues between two camps—the traditional vs. the reform—as to how children should be taught math. On one side are those who believe skills should be taught based on algorithms, formulas and step-by-step procedures. On the other side are those who think the more inquiry-based approach that emphasizes developing conceptual understanding and problem-solving skills