The Debate about Everyday Math

Everyday Math is a curriculum that has sparked considerable debate among parents, educators, and mathematicians. Whether the curriculum is good or bad depends entirely on who you ask. What is Everyday Math? Everyday Math is a pre-k and elementary school math curriculum developed by the University of Chicago’s School Mathematics Project in the early ‘80s. … Read more

Studying with ExamTime

Study skills can be one of the hardest things for students to learn as they come through school. If a student doesn’t have someone working with them on improving study habits (teacher, tutor, parent, etc.), then they are likely to struggle from an early age. It is difficult for a 7th grader to know what … Read more

The Problem with IQ Tests

IQ (Intelligence Quotient) tests have been the litmus test for intelligence for the last century. There is no single “IQ test,” and each test only measures certain aspects of intelligence. Therein lies the problem with IQ tests: they are intended to act as a measure of intelligence, but how can you measure a person’s intelligence … Read more

What is Singapore Math?

One of the most important statistics used to evaluate the education level of different nations on a global scale is each nation’s math skills. Every few years, the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement gives assessment tests in math and science to approximately 500,000 students from across the world. In 2011, the United … Read more

Teaching Kids to Code: Why It’s Important

The issue of schools offering classes in computer programming has received significant attention in recent years. From schools in Utah experimenting with programming workshops for students as young as nine to President Obama calling for programming requirements in schools, it seems inevitable that we will see an increase in programming options in schools in the … Read more