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Teacher Talks: Michele Tonge on using Front Row successfully in centers

This edition of teacher talks features Michele Tonge, a teacher in the Flemington-Raritan school district in New Jersey. If you’d like to share your story about helping your students excel at math, please drop us a line.  How did you hear about Front Row? How did you start using it?  I was introduced to Front Row through an acquaintance and thought that it might be beneficial to use with our struggling students. I initially tried it with students in our after school homework club and have gradually been sharing it within… Read more Teacher Talks: Michele Tonge on using Front Row successfully in centers

Front Row Teacher Talks: Garrett Sheskey on using Front Row for curriculum planning

This edition of teacher talks features Garrett Sheskey (twitter), a teacher at Blair Elementary in Waukesha, WI.  If you’d like to share your story about helping your students excel at math, please drop us a line. How did you hear about Front Row? How did you start using it? Describing Front Row as just an App is such an understatement. For our staff, Front Row has been one of the best interactive tools that we can offer students. Originally, I discovered Front Row after searching for Math Apps aligned to the Common Core.… Read more Front Row Teacher Talks: Garrett Sheskey on using Front Row for curriculum planning

The Stereotypes About Math That Hold Americans Back

The new Common Core curriculum gives more time for depth and exploration than the curricula it has replaced Jo Boaler of Stanford University wrote an interesting article in the Atlantic recently about the benefits of the common core and how there’s still room for curriculum improvement in math education in the U.S.  She illustrated our preoccupation with speed in math with Laurent Schwartz, a distinguished mathematician, and how he was made to feel unintelligent in school because he was the slowest math thinker in his class.  How many student like Laurent… Read more The Stereotypes About Math That Hold Americans Back

Front Row Teacher Talks: Jennifer Auten tells us about how iPads have changed her classroom

The first in our new series, Teacher Talks, features Jennifer Auten (twitter), a teacher at Montclaire Elementary in Los Altos, CA. If you’d like to share your story about helping your students excel at math, please drop us a line.  Tell us about how you are using Front Row in your classroom My students are currently using the numbers in base ten, operations, and geometry sections of Front Row. I have a student who is generally low in all areas of math. This student has been really perseverant with his… Read more Front Row Teacher Talks: Jennifer Auten tells us about how iPads have changed her classroom

Introducing Printables: Adaptive Math Practice, no iPads needed

You want your kids to practice the math skills they are learning in school, but giving each kid the same worksheet is just not an effective use of anyone’s time. Some kids will breeze through them with no trouble at all, and others will struggle with every single question, resorting to guessing or memorizing a standard algorithm. The Front Row iPad app makes individualized math practice a breeze in the classroom, and now we’re making individualized math practice a breeze at home, without the need for any iPads! Just open… Read more Introducing Printables: Adaptive Math Practice, no iPads needed

Introducing Standards Based Report Cards by Front Row

  Standards based report cards are a fantastic tool to give parents a clear picture of how their child is doing and where their child is struggling. But they’re also one of the hardest parts of a teacher’s job – how do you continuously get accurate data on which standards the student is performing well on, and which ones the student is struggling with?  This is why we’re announcing Front Row Report Cards. Simply log in to your dashboard and click Report Cards. Pick a student, and instantly see how they did on every standard they’ve covered so far… Read more Introducing Standards Based Report Cards by Front Row