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All that’s caught our eye from the worlds of education, technology, and measurementSat, 26 Nov 2016 19:35:16 +0000en-UShourly1https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.1Literature That Will Enrich Mathematics
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Sat, 26 Nov 2016 19:35:16 +0000http://blog.lexile.com/?p=1313Embracing literature to enhance mathematics instruction in the classroom or at home benefits students by providing a richer and more meaningful perspective of mathematics. Connecting children’s literature with mathematics is an effective avenue for promoting problem solving, communicating in mathematics, and make connections between the mathematics needed in multiple disciplines. The paper “Using Children’s Literature […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/lexileblog/~4/YjVQdn9dPiI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://blog.lexile.com/2016/11/literature-that-will-enrich-mathematics/Who Schooled the Senate?
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Wed, 26 Oct 2016 17:13:02 +0000http://blog.lexile.com/?p=1297By Malbert Smith III, Ph.D. and Andrew Ashley As in all elections, we tend to divide candidates up with binaries, such as Left/Right, Republican/Democrat, Establishment/Outsider. Yet, another binary we could use is Publicly/Privately educated. As we sit mired in an election cycle where the nation’s public schools, the Department of Education, and the cost of […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/lexileblog/~4/Kz9r74TjMts" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://blog.lexile.com/2016/10/who-schooled-the-senate/Math Circles Help Develop Students’ Problem Solving Skills
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Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:35:36 +0000http://blog.lexile.com/?p=1309At MetaMetrics, we get excited when we see enthusiastic students and educators in our community! Just down the street from our offices is exactly what you can find on Saturday mornings: students, parents, and educators working together to solve challenging math problems as part of the Chapel Hill Math Circle headquartered at the University of […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/lexileblog/~4/q1UILn09_GY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://blog.lexile.com/2016/10/math-circles-help-develop-students-problem-solving-skills/Can Pigeons Read?
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Sun, 02 Oct 2016 18:05:47 +0000http://blog.lexile.com/?p=1305Reading as we know it comes from two important elements. One is the ability to decode, which is a trait known to humans and how we use language. While some studies have been used to see how well animals can learn this skill, like speaking (the most infamous maybe the work of the Communication Institute […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/lexileblog/~4/5AlePDMIkPE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://blog.lexile.com/2016/10/can-pigeons-read/Celebrate Storytelling in Mathematics
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Sun, 25 Sep 2016 18:32:46 +0000http://blog.lexile.com/?p=1303September 25th is Math Storytelling Day! MetaMetrics® offers Lexile “Find a Book” so that educators and families can use student Lexile® measures to make informed decisions about reading materials that both interest children and are at reading levels appropriate for them to understand the material. Likewise, on quantiles.com MetaMetrics offers Math Literature Guides that accompany children’s […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/lexileblog/~4/6EMJqGPycYs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://blog.lexile.com/2016/09/celebrate-storytelling-in-mathematics/Story Telling in Mathematics
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Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:30:51 +0000http://blog.lexile.com/?p=1302Many people have fond memories of mom or dad putting them to bed with favorite bedtime stories. I recall the precious memory of a parent reading a fun story just before I snuggled into bed for the night. I also have a special memory of the bedtime hour when my dad was home to tuck […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/lexileblog/~4/N9qUs_0gQ2E" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://blog.lexile.com/2016/09/story-telling-in-mathematics/Gold in Math Olympiad
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Sun, 18 Sep 2016 20:31:24 +0000http://blog.lexile.com/?p=1300The 2016 Rio Olympic Games finished almost a month ago with the U.S. winning a total of 121 medals, which is almost double that of Britain in second place. While we are still celebrating our nation’s athletic prowess, we should also be touting our academic success — the U.S recently won its second consecutive gold […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/lexileblog/~4/_xFgwGZ4swQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://blog.lexile.com/2016/09/gold-in-math-olympiad/Shakespeare in the Original Pronunciation
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Sun, 11 Sep 2016 20:15:29 +0000http://blog.lexile.com/?p=1298To all high school English teachers and Shakespeare fans, a wonderful—-albeit delightfully esoteric—-publication earlier this year may have slipped under your radar. David Crystal, the Anglo-Welsh linguist, has produced the first Oxford Dictionary on Original Shakespearean Pronunciation. While on the surface this may seem like Academic pedantry at best, and utter hogwash at worst, I […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/lexileblog/~4/ghgTxNvtNZI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://blog.lexile.com/2016/09/shakespeare-in-the-original-pronunciation/Vocabulary Matters
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Thu, 25 Aug 2016 19:20:38 +0000http://blog.lexile.com/?p=1294Vocabulary matters. From early readers learning sight and high-frequency words to medical students deciphering Latin-based names for the parts of the human body, vocabulary is critical for academic and life success. While students acquire many words indirectly through typical reading experiences and engagement in conversation, research suggests that high-quality direct instruction of vocabulary remains an […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/lexileblog/~4/76QuDsWk6fY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://blog.lexile.com/2016/08/vocabulary-matters/Lexile by Chapter Guides: Expanded Offerings for a New School Year!
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Wed, 17 Aug 2016 15:00:03 +0000http://blog.lexile.com/?p=1292A flurry flutters throughout our nation’s schools as instructors clean classrooms and libraries. Bookshelves are being rearranged. Teachers frantically organize their textbooks and create new bulletin boards. This month, educators gear up with excitement, and refresh their materials (and themselves!) for a new school year. Here at MetaMetrics (developer of Lexile measures), we’re refreshing some […]<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/lexileblog/~4/8lEz5v8gdJs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://blog.lexile.com/2016/08/lexile-by-chapter-guides-expanded-offerings-for-a-new-school-year/