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When Will I Ever Use Geometry?

It’s understandable when students as, “When will I ever use Geometry?” After all, Geometry is a shift in mathematics in school. It’s the first time where students are asked to prove statements using definitions, theorems, and axioms. This can be …
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5 Ways to Improve Critical Thinking

Problem solving and critical thinking are some of the top skills that both schools and parents are worried about students learning. But while saying that it’s important is easy, figuring out how to help students learn it is hard! That’s …
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10 Great Ghost Stories from Modern Authors

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to get into the spirit of spooks and ghouls! No matter if your kids are going to be dressing up as princess Spider-men or a heroic space-pirates, you can get their Halloween …
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What’s New at A Grade Ahead? Fall 2018

Fall is always a very busy time at A Grade Ahead and 2018 is no exception. We pride ourselves in keeping our curriculum current and are proud to have recently added a new high level math program for high schoolers, …
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Signs Your Child is Bored in School

It’s not unusual for children to complain every now and then that school is boring.  Typically, what they are actually telling us is they do not like the subject, or there is a specific topic being taught that they do …
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5 Most Common Mistakes Students Make on Tests

In my nearly 7 years now of being an after school enrichment teacher, I have given and graded many assessments, quizzes, and tests. And it seems every time, the same several mistakes happen, regardless of the student. The great news: …
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Should Students Memorize Times Tables?

Everyone can agree that multiplication is a necessary part of a student’s early math education.  Something that is not agreed on is if memorizing multiplication facts is essential.  There is much debate over the question “Should students memorize times tables?” …
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