The Common Core: Will It Affect You?

Last month, we hosted a webinar called "What the New SAT Means for You" (watch it on demand here), during which we discussed the link between the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the new SAT (learn more about the new SAT here). During the Q&A period of the event, we discovered a common question: Will the Common Core affect students in states that don't use the C…

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Posted August 5th, 2014

Why Is Math So Darned Hard?

In a recent New York Times Magazine article, Elizabeth Green, author of Building a Better Teacher, explores the question, "Why do Americans stink at math?" That American students -- and, by extension, American adults -- stink at math is fairly well established. Among the evidence that Green provides is the tale of the third-pounder hamburger: "One of the most vivid arit…

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Posted July 28th, 2014