Additional Math Pages & Resources

Friday, May 19, 2017

Bike to Work Day!



San Diego’s Bike to Work Day was yesterday, Thursday, May 18th and icommutesd.com did everything in their power to encourage people to get out and bike!

If you didn't make it to work on your bike yesterday, not to worry. May is National Bike Month! National Bike Month brings awareness and support to how great biking can be for your health, for your wallet, and for your environment. Biking to work could become your new normal way of commuting.
Dave riding a bike

You can even chart your course around San Diego using a Regional Bike Map or look for special biking events in your area!

Visit icommutesd.com to learn about bike safety, riding tips, ways to join their Facebook group, and more! 

National Bike Month is also a great opportunity for parents to talk with their kids about getting outside, exercising, being healthy, but most importantly, wearing a helmet and protecting those growing brains of theirs!

You can also encourage your students to exercise their brains this summer
by ordering easy-to-use Excel Math Summer School material. 

Excel Math Summer School LessonsThese summer lessons are useful for students who may need extra practice or need to review some concepts from the year before. 

They are also a great way to bridge the math achievement gap over the summer break and prepare for the upcoming school year. 

Excel Math Teacher Editions offer stretches (brain teasers), hands-on activities, teaching tips, the answer key, and printable resources for 30 lesson sheets plus tests (6 weeks of lessons). 

Excel Math is affordable at just $8.00 per student and will help keep those developing brains sharp during the summer. 

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Remember to get outside today, be healthy, and exercise your body along with your brain!

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Happy May Day from Excel Math!

Happy May Day!

Need proven math lessons that build confidence and student success?

Take a look at Excel Math for Kindergarten - Grade 6 samples.

Full year and summer school editions are available.

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Summer School is just $8 per student—6 weeks of lessons and tests (30 lessons)!

Bridge the achievement gap over summer with math lessons that really work.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Getting creative in your classroom this St. Patrick's Day!

Here at Excel Math we love to offer you fun math ideas that celebrate different holidays. 
 
One fun way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day is to download our Base Ten Shamrock Cards

Base ten cards are extremely useful in helping students identify and add or subtract numbers. Cut out the shamrocks and let students figure out how many more are needed to make 10 on each card.
 
Or enlarge the shamrocks and have your students cut them out and use them to create math flashcards.

You can even have your students create story problems that go with each card: Patty had 8 shamrocks, he gave 3 shamrocks to his little brother. How many shamrocks does Patty have now?

At Excel Math, we use real-world word problems, helping the students make connections with math in their own lives. 

On the right is an example of an expanded word problem (called Create A Problem) included in our 2nd - 6th Grade math sheets. Click on the image for a larger view.

Some Excel Math lesson sheets are designed for the students to CREATE and SOLVE their own word problems. 

When students are able to imagine their own math stories, they are gaining a better understanding of how literacy and math go hand in hand. 

You may want to bring in cupcakes or muffins with green sprinkles and ask your students to create math story problems about sharing the food among several students. 

Let the students act out the story problem to check their answers. Then divide the treats among the class.

One last classroom idea: download our adorable St. Patrick's Day (at right) or "Math Madness" bulletin board. You can have your class work together to solve the equations and then add them to your bulletin board display to showcase your students' wonderful work!

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Visit Excel Math at ASCD in Anaheim

Visit Excel Math at ASCD Anaheim
On March 24, administrators and educators from around the country will gather in beautiful Anaheim, California for the ASCD Empower 17 Conference & Exhibit Show.

Excel Math will be there, too.

In between visits to the happiest place on earth, be sure to stop by Booth #1143 at the Anaheim Convention Center and say hello to Carol and Brad.

DisneylandThey will be handing out chocolate and showing off the newest Excel Math materials.

Come take a look at math lessons that really work for Kindergarten through Grade 6.

Take home lesson samples and sign up for our monthly teacher tips.

Full year math lessons, summer school, electronic Projectable Lessons, and more!

Tired of snow and ice and cold weather?

Warm up in Anaheim at the ASCD Convention.


Bring your business card or address label and drop it in our Excel Math backpack for a chance to win the deluxe backpack plus summer school math materials.

The Exhibit Hall will open bright and early at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 25. Stop by

This year the convention theme is Empower Your Focus.

According to the conference website, topics will be centered around:
  • The Whole Child
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Global Engagement
  • Poverty and Equity
  • Redefining Student Success
  • Teaching and Learning
You can empower your students for success and build confidence in math skills for the long term with Excel Math for Kindergarten through Grade 6.

Affordable and proven math lessons that build student success.

Visit Excel Math at ASCDIf your state is teaching to the Common Core Standards, order our Excel Math Common Core Teacher Edition. 

If you are teaching to the TEKS and preparing for STAAR testing, order our Texas Excel Math Teacher Edition. 

If you are in a non-Common Core state (or school), you can purchase our Excel Math Standard Teacher Edition.

Pick up Excel Math correlations to your state standards. See how the powerful features of Excel Math work to propel your students to becoming engaged in math.

Some students even point to Excel Math as the point where they first discovered a love for mathematics!

Unique CheckAnswer system that lets students find their mistakes and correct their own work—a natural feedback loop.

Whichever Excel Math edition you use, your students will receive the benefit of our proven CheckAnswer system, unique spiraling process, and math lessons that really work!

Recently we heard from a teacher whose third grade Common Core test scores went up 15% after they used Excel Math for the first time! She was named a finalist in the 2016 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Here's what she told us: 
"I love Excel Math and credit my success in raising my math scores to it.  Third grade at my school was up 15% because of it on the CAASPP last year! Count on me ordering Excel Math again for next year." — Dr. Susan Barkdoll, Third Grade Teacher, North Verdemont Elementary School, San Bernardino, California

Questions about how Excel Math lessons work? Leave a comment below. View samples on our website.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

World Maths Day

A teacher writing Happy World Maths Day World Maths Day is an annual event that was created for students around the world to take a break from their everyday math lessons and compete against one another.

Worldwide thousands of students, starting at age 5, play math-themed games and puzzles online hoping to win certificates and prizes. 

The first event was held in 2007, when 98 countries worldwide participated.

It has since grown to be so popular that in 2010 World Maths Day reached the world record for largest ever online math contest.  

Excel Math lessons use real-world story problems, helping students to make a real life connection while merging math with literacy.

Whether solving a word problem or creating your own scenario (such as calculating how many snacks a child is able to buy with a weekly allowance), the students learn that math is an everyday tool. 

Leave a comment in the box below to let us know how your class will be celebrating World Maths Day!

Excel Math Student with globeExcel Math offers lots of math resources to help get you started. Try out Sample Excel Math Lessons, download math placement tests in Spanish or English, math manipulatives, Tips for Teachers, and more.

Here at Excel Math, we want to help you and your students get excited about learning!

Colorful math eequations
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Happy 40th Anniversary, Excel Math!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Oklahoma Academic Standards for Mathematics—we've got you covered!

Oklahoma flag
For the past year or more, Oklahoma and other states have been updating their academic standards for K-6 mathematics.

And Excel Math lessons are ready to meet those updates.

Excel Math provides correlations to Common Core Standards and State Standards designed to support teachers, team leaders, department chairs, curriculum directors, and administrators as they select, recommend, pilot, adopt, or review math materials.

Excel Math lessons are aligned to the new Oklahoma Academic Standards for Mathematics.

Oklahoma also provides a handy AtAGlance Guide designed to succinctly identify new and changed concepts at each grade level.

Standards and objectives that are not listed are done so intentionally as they were deemed to be more similar than not to existing grade level PASS objectives.

Excel Math correlations to Oklahoma standards include the critical gaps students need to cover this year. Download Grade 3 correlations here.

Excel Math lessons cover those critical gaps and also review concepts introduced in the previous grade level.

Students have a chance to get up to speed with previous concepts before tackling new ones. Download Common Core samples of Excel Math materials. 

You can download the complete Oklahoma Academic Standards for Mathematics at http://sde.ok.gov/sde/oklahoma-academic-standards

Visit us online to download Excel Math correlations to these new Oklahoma standards for Grades 3 and 4.

Additional grade level correlations will be added as they are completed.

Here's what one Oklahoma teacher told us:

"I've used Excel Math for many years … and loved it! I was nominated and won Teacher of the Year for my school campus, Hoover Elementary. I completely believe this happened because of the EXCELlent Math program you provide!!! Thank you so very much!!
— Susan Vilar, Grade 4 Teacher, Oklahoma
Excel Math is proven in a supplement or core position. A summer school/intersession edition is also available for grades K - 7.

Visit us online to download Common Core samples of Excel Math materials. 

Click on the colored grade level bars to begin your download and see the Scope & Sequence for the full year: http://excelmath.com/downloads/state_stds.html
Texas Sample Lessons
We also have TEKS-aligned materials for our Texas customers. Take a look at the amazing results students in Texas are seeing when they use Excel Math.

Test scores rise, even after the first year using Excel Math, and they continue to go up!

View Texas lessons on our website:
http://excelmath.com/downloads/state_stdsTX.html
If you decide to get started with Excel Math now, download our Strategies for Mid-Year Success document. 

These helpful tips and best practices will get your students building math success from Day 1!

Questions? Call us at 866-866-7026

Leave a comment in the box below to let us know how your state standards have impacted your math teaching. 

If you're currently using Excel Math with your students, tell us how it works for you. We love hearing from educators around the country and welcome any feedback you may have.

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