Additional Math Pages & Resources

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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