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Helping our Students Succeed in Mathematics

Why is Math different now?

Dr. Raj Shah explains why math is taught differently than it was in the past and helps address parents' misconceptions about the "new math".  Dr. Shah is the owner and founder of Math Plus Academy an academic enrichment program.  Math Plus Academy offers class in math, robotics, programming and chess for kids from Kindergarten to 9th grade. Math Plus Academy is on a mission to show kids the joy of mathematics and science.

How to Learn Math?

A Number Talk

A Number Talk is a short, ongoing daily routine that provides students with meaningful ongoing practice with computation. A Number Talk is a powerful tool for helping students develop computational fluency because the expectation is that they will use number relationships and the structures of numbers to add, subtract, multiply and divide.

Number Talks Video



The Hechinger Report Article

"Memorizers are the lowest achievers..."

This is an article on mathematics standards and recent achievements.


Parents’ Beliefs about Math Change Their Children’s Achievement

This article discusses the importance of messages we give students and its affect on their performance in mathematics.


Fluency without Fear

This article provides evidence on the best ways to learn math facts.


For questions about this information, contact Mary Mooney (608) 266-9368