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Category Archives: Math Matters

There’s One Key Difference Between Kids Who Excel at Math and Kids Who Don’t

12.15.2013

There’s One Key Difference Between Kids Who Excel at Math and Kids Who Don’t (read article here). “I’m just not a math person” is a self-destructive fallacy.… continue reading

Importance of Passing Algebra

Research shows the importance of passing Algebra on the first take: Students failing algebra rarely recover. Fortunately, there are ways to begin preparing students to think algebraically in elementary school.… continue reading

Raising the Bar for Student Success

11.15.2013

This article describes Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools’ 2012/13 test scores and the elevated expectations of rigor and critical thinking associated with new national standards. HEART’s curriculum supports the Common Core standards described in the article.… continue reading

UC researchers find link between freshman algebra, murder rate

10.01.2013

This article claims a link between Algebra I scores and Chicago’s murder rate, and it cites a tutoring program that dramatically changes the odds.… continue reading

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