by Adrianne Meldrum | Dec 2, 2018 | Adrianne, Common Core Math, Math is Real LIfe

Have you ever had a late night craving you can’t seem to kick? That was me the other night! I had a craving for crepes, plus my grocery store had strawberries on sale! Score!! I went right home and searched for a new crepe recipe that works better with my awesome...
by Adrianne Meldrum | Nov 25, 2018 | Adrianne, Common Core Math, Math is Real LIfe

Dinner during the month of Christmas was always special at my house growing up. Each night, we’d burn a special candle that my Aunt Carol gave us. It was no ordinary candle, but an advent candle. This candle made each night in December so cozy and special....
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...