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Our Summer Math Splash Winners!

When school begins each Fall, it's anyone's guess as to how well students will remember what they learned the previous year. Research shows that students can lose an average of 2.6 months of math skills during the summer. What's more, the average teacher can spend four to six weeks just re-teaching material that students learned previously. Fortunately, those skills don't have to slide. By dedicating just a little time and mental muscle each day, students can strengthen key skills--including those critical math skills--for greater success once school begins again. Enter the Summer Math Splash Challenge
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How to Build Math-Motivated Students

Somewhere right now, a student is struggling with math. But is their struggle productive or pointless? The answer depends on one thing: motivation. The fact is, it takes patience and perseverance to build any skill, such as phonological awareness for budding readers or math fluency for budding mathematicians. But when students are motivated to keep going, they're on a sure path to mastery--even in the middle of setbacks and failure. What Motivates Math Learning? It's a given that no two students are alike. Clearly, what motivates one may not work for another. Moreover, each student needs a variety of problem-solving skills. In math--as in life--there may be more than one "right" answer. Given the complexity of this process, what motivators are best?
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Pi Day Winners Share Math Activities and Ideas

Our Imagine Math students are always game for sharing their learning successes with us. So, when we asked schools across the country to share their 2017 Pi Day celebrations with us, we weren't disappointed! Here are the winning Imagine Math classrooms and the creative ways they celebrated the biggest math day of the year. Thompson Elementary - Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD (TX) In Ms. Crump's first block (homeroom) and second block classes, students created Pi Day posters that showcased the creative side of pi. Thanks for the inspiration!    Henderson Middle School - Vance County Public Schools (NC) At Henderson, Mr. Banaag's students made Pi Day into a week-long celebration, including
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Celebrating Math: Pi Day Facts and Fun

You don't have to be a math geek to love Pi Day (March 14)--but it helps! Like many others throughout the world, the Imagine Learning family celebrates Pi Day with pie, from blueberry to lemon chiffon--the more flavors, the better. But eating a slice of pie is only one time-honored tradition on Pi Day. Fun 'Pi Day' Facts How much do you really know about Pi Day? Test your knowledge with a few fun facts:
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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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