Month: September 2016

Classrooms Now and Then: 1970s to Today

Today’s classroom looks nothing like it did even just 20 years ago. My children, who are 12 and 14, could not conceive of a school day that didn’t involve using a smart board, accessing the internet to get information, taking …
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Recommended Reading List: 4th Grade

4th Grade – This is the year that students will focus on greater attention to fluency. They will use all the skills they have learned until now to read with greater skill and precision. Just as with 3rd grade students, …
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6 Habits to Pick up to Help You Prepare for College

  It may seem like only yesterday you were starting high school, but juniors and seniors are now thinking about college.  For juniors, the task is narrowing down the list of possibly schools and thinking about visits.  For seniors, the …
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Real Stories: Ilisha & A Grade Ahead

  The owners of A Grade Ahead (formerly MathWizard) didn’t start writing math material to open their own educational enrichment business. They started writing it to help their first child excel in math. Even after it evolved into a business …
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When Will I Ever Use Statistics in Real Life?

  Students can feel overwhelmed by all the information they receive in school from time to time.  Most often, especially with older kids, I see this manifest in the same way: a frustrated plea of “When will I ever use…?”  …
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MathWizard Is Now A Grade Ahead

On Monday, September 5th, MathWizard underwent a major transformation. Our company changed its name to A Grade Ahead and we introduced a new logo, new website at  aga.local and new colors—purple and green. This exciting transformation allows our company, which is …
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Recommended Reading List for 3rd Grade

Third grade students should be encouraged to read not only abundantly, but also diversely. Third grade is one of the most important years for young readers as they continue to develop in fluency as well as comprehension. The greater opportunities …
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