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Math and Charitable Giving: The Perfect Sum

On any given day, at any given hour, somewhere in America a student is completing a math lesson on Imagine Math (formerly Think Through Math). But math isn't the only problem they're helping to solve. Ask any math teacher: math can solve real-life problems. Need to balance your checkbook? That's a math solution. Building a house? You need math skills to ensure a sound construction. And if you're donating to a good cause, math helps you calculate the bottom line and deliver the goods as promised.
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Imagine Learning Helps Santa Really Deliver

Imagine Learning employees always have a great time during the holiday season, and December 2015 was no exception. One of our holiday traditions (besides eating delicious food and participating in a white-elephant gift exchange) is our annual Sub for Santa drive.
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Beyond the Thankful Turkey: 10 Ways to Teach Gratitude All Year

Remember the last time you made a turkey out of a cardboard box, pasted colorful construction-paper feathers on the back, and filled the interior with slips of paper filled with grateful thoughts? Maybe this was a school tradition when you were a kid. Or maybe it was just last week, in your own classroom. Of course, you probably don’t need a cardboard turkey to teach students about gratitude. After all, Thanksgiving is just one day in 365—and gratitude is a great year-round gift for any class. As to the benefits of gratitude in the classroom, consider this: anecdotal data suggest that students who practice gratitude are generally more engaged with, motivated by, and connected to learning in general. Grateful students also feel more connected to their teacher and fellow classmates. It's also true that gratitude is a great gift to any overworked teacher. The more grateful your class, the happier everyone will feel, including you. So if you want your students to show more thanks for what they have, take a look at the list below.
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