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Monday, November 24, 2014

Excel Math: Calming the Frenzy Over Fractions

Fractions have always been a nemesis for students and teachers alike. Now with new standards, the emphasis on fractions is even greater than before. Students are expected to master fractions sooner than ever, and Excel Math is here to help!

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In Excel Math lessons, fractions are introduced in clear and concise language. Following the brief lesson, students are given a chance to work with fractions while the teacher is nearby, ready to help those who need assistance.

Consumable pages give students lots of opportunities to practice the math problems.

Excel Math's unique CheckAnswer system lets students self assess so they can discover and correct most mistakes on their own.

During Guided Practice, students can call on a teacher to help them when they run into difficulty.

See an example of an Excel Math lesson on fractions at left.

After two weeks of practice, fractions are included as homework. A week or two later, fractions finally show up on the weekly test.

By this time, students are very familiar with fractions.

Take a more in-depth look at the Excel Math spiraling process.

Repetition helps get fractions into long-term memory, which builds student confidence and success in math — including success on these new assessments.

As a result, Excel Math students are testing off the charts in mathematics. 

 

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Locating Fractions on a Number Line

 

Adding fractions on a number line

Adding Fractions on a Number Line

Parents around the country are using Excel Math lessons to supplement the math curriculum their children are using in school.

With Excel Math, students not only start to understand and retain math concepts for the long term, some students even being to develop a love for mathematics!

As a result, Excel Math students are scoring well on Iowa Basic Skills Tests, Texas STAAR tests and even Common Core pretests!

Take a look at how these Lake Worth, Texas students improved their test scores.

Click here to download the PDF file of these test results and share the chart with your colleaugues.

Howry Intermediate School saw their 5th grade STAAR test scores rise 25% after just one year using the Excel Math Standard Edition!


Read more Excel Math success stories here:
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We love hearing from parents, teacher and administrators and welcome your comments and suggestions!

Take a look at Excel Math sample lessons:

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You might also like these articles:

Excel Math Helps Students Raise Test Scores

Math Placement Tests

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Excel Math: TEKS Aligned and STAAR Ready

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