by Adrianne Meldrum | Sep 11, 2018 | Adrianne, common core math

Remember that infamous scene in Disney’s Tangled, when Rapunzel decides to leave her tower? She’s torn between her own feelings of glee and guilt as she decides to go out into the world to see the lights. Tangled up in emotions Much like Rapunzel, I was...
by Adrianne Meldrum | Nov 7, 2017 | Adrianne, common core math, Online Learning

I have to say it: fractions are the number one topic I re-teach at all levels. Doesn’t matter if they are in elementary school, high school, or college. Folks just get flustered with fractions. My students will be bopping along doing math problems and then halt due to...
by Kara Scanlon | Apr 20, 2017 | common core math, Kara, Multisensory Math, Online Learning

Most of my students have major issues with online learning in general. Especially Khan Academy. I always tell them, “For a free teacher, it is amazing! But, you get what you pay for.” Khan Academy was really the first to empower online learning. I will tell you the...
by Adrianne Meldrum | Mar 14, 2017 | Adrianne, common core math, Kara

My frustrated student tosses her math test on my desk. I sense she’s fighting back tears, but I don’t make eye contact as I know the tears will bubble over onto her cheeks. Scanning down the page, I look at the marks the teacher has left in red. It’s not that she...
by Adrianne Meldrum | Feb 2, 2017 | common core math, Kara

| This post contains affiliate links | Many middle school teachers will tell you that more than half of their students do not know their math facts. While in the classroom, there isn’t enough time to practice for mastery. The task falls to families. You know that...
by Adrianne Meldrum | Jan 24, 2017 | Adrianne, common core math, On Middle Ground Podcast

| This post contains affiliate links | In the seventh grade classroom, parents filled every seat and stood along the walls too as I listened to my son’s teacher explain classroom policies. As I scanned the room, I could see looks of concern on parent’s faces as they...