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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Excel Math: Powerful in a Core or Supplement Position


Excel Math builds student success when used in either a core or supplement position.

The Excel Math Common Core Teacher Editions contain lessons, discussion ideas, hands-on activities, teaching tips, and manipulatives that guide educators as they transistion to the new Common Core Standards.

In a recent EdSource post, Lillian Mongeau got right to this point, saying teachers are "unevenly prepared" to teach in this "dramatically different fashion."

Here's where the new Excel Math Common Core Teacher Editions can help.

Instead of leaving it up to the teacher to figure out new ways to teach, the new Excel Math Common Core Editions contain lessons, discussion ideas, hands-on activities, teaching tips, and manipulatives (such as fractions on a number line and coordinate grids) that address the new Common Core Standards.

Excel Math gives teachers powerful lessons in either a core or a supplement position. Our unique spiraling process gives students the foundation they need to build a foundation of math skills.

Using Excel Math as a Supplement?

Here are a few points to remember:

1. Stick with Excel Math's Daily Pacing
There's no need to skip around with Excel Math. Follow the lessons as they occur in the Student Lesson Sheets and in the Common Core Teacher Edition. Because Excel Math Lessons use a precise spiraling process, the concepts will occur taught in the lesson will reoccur at regular intervals for practice, review, homework and assessment. We don't expect mastery the first time the concept is introduced.



Using Excel Math:
Core Program Connection [9:00 min]


2. Go with the Core
It doesn't matter if your Core curriculum has you teaching a different concept than appears on the Excel Math Lesson Sheets. The Excel Math spiraling process has you covered! The spaced repetition of Common Core concepts ensures that your students will continue to have exposure to the concepts introduced in your Core curriculum.

Schools report that test scores increase after using Excel Math as a supplement to their Core curriculum. Read math success stories and rave reviews from administrators, teachers and parents on the successes page of our website.

Read more about using Excel Math as a supplement . . . 

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