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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!

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

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

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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

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:
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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:
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!

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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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