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What’s the Importance of Word Problems?

“If Johnny has eight apples, and he gives three of them away to Sally, how many apples does he have left?” Word problems have long been met with dread by math students from all walks of life. Normally, when people …
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8 Educational Board Games for Middle Schoolers

(Updated for 2019!) Many modern board games are designed as educational tools, and instead of a lucky die roll, these board games require strategy, critical thinking, and even some teamwork or alliances, which will keep you and your middle school …
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25 Free Online Logic Puzzles for Kids

If someone asked me, “What is one topic every student needs to work on?” the answer would be logic. Logic is needed for all reasoning skills, from critical thinking to educated guessing. You may be wondering how to help your …
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How to Prepare Your Child for a New School

Believe it or not, the movies about the new kid at school eating lunch alone in the bathroom stall are not total exaggerations. I attended a high school outside of my district, so I didn’t know a single other person. …
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Most Commonly Misused Words in Writing

One of the most common errors I see when reading anything from students (and even adults) is the tendency to mix up homophones. Homophones are words that sound the same but have different meanings and spellings, like “to,” “too,” and …
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Kid-friendly Independence Day Recipes

Every family has its own Independence Day recipes and traditions, young and old alike. For me, food has always been the most exciting part of this holiday because it was one of the few days out of the year that …
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A Grade Ahead’s Favorite Fathers from Books

With Father’s Day right around the corner, we thought it would be a fun idea to ask the A Grade Ahead team for their favorite fathers from books (including father figures)! What’s that? You are experiencing déjà vu?  Don’t worry. …
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Four Reasons to Start Classes in June

Summer is when you go on vacation and leave school behind, right? So why does A Grade Ahead start classes in June? Why Start Classes in June? Yes, our school year starts in June. And, yes, that is when summer …
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A Grade Ahead’s Favorite Mothers from Books

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, we thought it would be a fun idea to ask the A Grade Ahead team for their favorite mothers from books! In no particular order, I present to you everyone’s nominations below. Enjoy! …
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