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What it Might Look Like to Safely Reopen Schools

Apr 29, 2020 | Rockridge Blog

Three-quarters of U.S. states have now officially closed their schools for the rest of the academic year. While remote learning continues, summer is a question mark, and attention is already starting to turn to next fall. Read more ..

November's Thanksgiving Math Activity

Nov 4, 2019 | Rockridge Blog

Thanksgiving is all about getting together with friends and family to share our bounty, our love and friendship. It's also the perfect time to have fun with math in real world ways. Will you be cooking for your Thanksgiving celebration? Then you'l..

Celebrate Halloween With an October Math Activity!

Oct 17, 2019 | Rockridge Blog

Remember how much fun it was to play connect the dots, creating pictures that seemed to “appear” from nowhere? We do! And we’re celebrating Halloween with wickedly wonderful connect-the-dot activities for elementary school children to en..

Contrary to Popular Belief, Students Actually Like Math a Lot More Than They Let On

Sep 25, 2019 | Rockridge Blog

Ask any teacher and they've likely heard more than their fair share of students say they hate math or that it's too hard and they will never use it. However, as kids return to school, they might be looking forward to math class more than they let ..

The Myth of the Left-Brained Versus Right-Brained Person

Sep 17, 2019 | Rockridge Blog

Many believe that to be good in mathematics you need to be left-brained, or a logical and analytical thinker. Whereas if you’re right-brained, or creative and free-thinking, you are doomed to struggle with the subject. But did you know this notion has bee..

Math Test-Taking Strategies to Boost Confidence

Aug 12, 2019 | Rockridge Blog

Math anxiety can easily undermine the hard work students have invested throughout the year, lowering their scores on standardized tests and jeopardizing their chances to take advanced classes or enroll in the schools of their choice.   But redu..

How Changing Your Attitude Helps Overcome Your Child's Math Anxiety

Jul 17, 2019 | Rockridge Blog

Before we can help our children overcome math anxiety, we must first address any negative feelings that we, as parents, have on the subject. If you have said things in the past like, “I’m not good at math,” or “I don’t like math,” remember that your child..

The Math Of Soccer (Footbol) And The FIFA World Cup

Jul 9, 2019 | Rockridge Blog

Do you have World Cup fever? We do! Then again, what’s not to love about soccer (fútbol) when the World Cup incorporates so much of our favorite thing: MATH! This post was originally written in 2018, during the FIFA men's world cup, but now it's the turn ..

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