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Count On It

Oct 19, 2021 | Franklin WI Blog

We all know how to count, right? But where do you start? 1 or 0? But when you start on a journey, have you already gone 1 mile? When the stopwatch is hit, does it display 1 second?  The Human Calculator, Scott Flansburg, talked with Mike Rowe on his..

Math Nights

May 3, 2021 | Franklin WI Blog

We would love the opportunity to host a math night at your school! These are fun events featuring a number of games that engage both students and parents and are geared toward elementary schools.  We want to help your school reach its math and STEM educat..

Divisibility Rules

Dec 19, 2020 | Franklin WI Blog

I'm a huge fan of podcasts, they're great to sit back and relax while learning something new!  And one of my favorites is Numberphile. They recently had a show on divisibility tricks which would come in handy for many students:   These tricks ar..

Common Core Practice Standards Part 2

Sep 14, 2019 | Franklin WI Blog

September means back to school, and we’re diving into the meat of the Practice Standards! Reasoning skills have always been part of the curriculum, but they have become a prominent focus of the Common Core. These skills have also become an easy target for..

Common Core Practice Standards 1

Aug 5, 2019 | Franklin WI Blog

The last article, I wrote about the foundation behind the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). In this article, we begin to take the standards apart in order to understand them.    Overarching the whole of the Common Core Framework, there are eight M..

Introduction to Common Core

Jun 3, 2019 | Franklin WI Blog

In 2009, a national board met to discuss an innovation that would go on to change education. Members of school boards, educational advisory organizations, and others worked through the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) ..

The Summer Slide Unraveled

May 24, 2019 | Franklin WI Blog

There's a phrase that is tossed around more and more, especially as we approach summer. The "Summer Slide" might seem like a scare tactic, but while it is real there's no need to fear it!  Summer Slide is the phenomenom where students lose some of thei..

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