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Full wallet

Your child can easily retire with $1 million dollars by understanding percents.  As a parent or guardian, you can set your child on the way to financial security in two hours.   The difference between retiring with one million dollars and zero dollars can be as simple...

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What future do you want for your child?

I am writing this on the 4th of July, the official birthday of the United States. This country was founded on ideals such as: “… the inalienable rights of ….’ Math understanding is a necessary tool in order to achieve these inalienable rights. The years our children...

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Math educators fiddle while american students burn

The week of April 28, 2016, the latest National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) data on American 12th graders showed that they lost ground over the last two years, with the lowest performers having the biggest declines. The week before, the annual...

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Ask your child this question: 4 – 5 = ?

To be successful in algebra, your child absolutely must be able to answer this question correctly. However, in some high schools, fewer than half of students can get the correct answer. The most popular wrong answer by far is 4 – 5 = 1. There is no way those students...

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Sam’s success with fractions

Today I’ll talk about Sam. Sam was going into 7th grade with a C in math from 6th grade. The plan was for Sam to be tutored by me twice a week over the summer between 6th and 7th grades. In exchange, his parents would refinish the oak floors in my house. It was a...

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Blog introduction

My goal for this blog is to be a source of information about effective math education. That means that I will share what I know, and offer a space for others to contribute also. Here is what I offer that is unique: I have a track record of raising student achievement...

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