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Name: Tammy Urban
Date registered: June 7, 2011

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  1. The Science of Study — August 9, 2016
  2. Tips for Studying for and Taking Math Tests — August 8, 2016
  3. Tips for Tackling Test Anxiety — September 1, 2015
  4. Stop Struggling! — August 12, 2015
  5. How to get the Most of your Tutoring Sessions — August 11, 2015

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How might the common core state standards help prepare students for college & career?

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Economists Frank Levy and Richard Murnane (2004)  found that technology has transformed the workplace thereby reducing the need for routine skills and greatly increasing the need problem-solving and communication skills.   Carnevale & Rose (2011) project that college-educated workers will earn twice as much as high school graduates by 2025. Yet a large number of …

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Sophomore Registration Alert!!!

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If you are possibly registering for MATH 3 SUPPORT, depending on your school’s OR school system’s procedures and policies for next year, you may find that you will NOT meet the minimum requirements for enrollment in Georgia Colleges and Universities! For budgetary issues regarding teacher allotments, some schools/school systems are registering students for the Math …

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Fourth Year Math Options

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As students are registering for courses next year, it is important that juniors carefully select their 4th year math class with regards to each student’s post-secondary plans as certain colleges have their own requirements and some courses are not being accepted by 4-yr colleges. There are many choices, including on-level and AP® , but it …

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Are some of us just ‘better at math’?

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A Johns Hopkins study recently published in Developmental Science found that “math ability in preschool children is strongly linked to their inborn and primitive ‘number sense’”. Melissa Libertus, who led the study, claims the 200 three to five year old children were “too young to already have had substantial formal mathematics instruction.” According to a …

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Summer Math Packets

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are typically due upon return to school or there is a test within the first week or two! Don’t start the year out with a bad grade! If you have not already completed yours or are struggling and need help with the material, contact us now!  We can help. Click here for a list of …

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Many Policy Makers Miss the Point on Testing!

In a recent AJC article regarding the cheating debacle in Atlanta Public Schools, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said: “the Atlanta situation was “deeply disturbing,” but he disagrees with people who say a greater emphasis on testing will cause more cheating. Students need to be evaluated, he said, and what leads to great test …

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STOP Struggling! START Performing!

JumpStart Camps begin soon! Space is Limited! Don’t Delay! For Students who have struggled with previous math classes, new class curriculum may prove to be more difficult. Even students who have done well in the past may have forgotten some content which may make building upon it difficult. Did you like this? Share it:

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Teacher Outrage about Bad Math Test Question Justified!

On the past Regents Algebra Exam in New York (much like GA EOCTs), there was an incorrectly worded question that has many math teachers outraged. Their outrage is certainly justifiable as we are in the age of test scores determining teacher competency. Did you like this? Share it:

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Summer School

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Summer School & Credit Recovery Cobb County School District’s Tuition Summer School is available for students in grades 9 through 12 with courses that may be taken for credit recovery or for initial credit.  Courses for initial credit are taught in a traditional format with a certified teacher planning and leading instruction.  Students wishing to …

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MORE Curriculum Changes!

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Cobb County’s proposed rigorous curriculum changes for math next year as well as Georgia’s move to Common Core Standards in 2012 will have a big impact on students. In addition to the 2008-2009 move to the GPS curriculum, Cobb County will alter the curriculum again for freshmen entering 9th grade beginning 2011-2012 school year.  This …

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