eMATH May 2021 Newsletter

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May is here which means we are in the homestretch of instruction. School will soon be over. Yay! Here at eMATH we have been working hard to improve our YouTube channel. All videos are now organized by course. We have also made playlists for each unit to make it easier to find the video you need. As always, videos are accessible directly from the unit pages on our website. We encourage you to check out… Read more »

The Role of Homework in the Age of Photomath and Chegg

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The debate about the role of homework in math education has been around for quite a long time. How much homework should be assigned? Should homework be collected and graded for accuracy or should it only receive a completion grade. What portion of a student’s grade should depend on homework rather than assessments and projects? There are many in the world of math education who believe that homework should either be deemphasized, not used for… Read more »

eMATH April 2021 Newsletter

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Now that spring break is in the rear window for most of us, the final quarter is beginning and our attention turns to the beginning of the end. Teachers all over New York and around the country are working in completely remote, hybrid, and completely in person settings, with challenges that go along with each. We want to give a shout out to all of the teachers who have worked so hard throughout this very… Read more »

eMATH March 2021 Newsletter

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Spring is on the horizon and the ever-so-strange school year continues into its final chapters. As always, we want to recognize the hard work and dedication of all of the amazing teachers out there who are doing their best to educate our kids in ways that they never envisioned when becoming teachers. We also wanted to give a shoutout to all of the parents and students themselves who are working so hard to learn valuable… Read more »

Accessible Formats for Visually Impaired Students

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Over the years we have received inquiries on whether our materials are available in Braille or large format for visually impaired students. Converting any text, especially mathematics texts with all of their diagrams, is not an easy nor an inexpensive process. The state of New York, through the New York State Resource Center, has had several of our texts transcribed into Braille and or large format by T-Base Communications. The NYS Resource Center has graciously… Read more »

eMATH February 2021 Newsletter

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Congratulations goes out to all of the teachers and students who have made it past mid-winter. Given the frigid temperatures around the country just knowing it will be over soon is something to hang onto. Our thoughts go out to everyone in Texas and other southern areas that are having a particularly tough time. Here in the Northeast we’ve had more snow than we did last year for sure. We’ve had multiple Nor’easters and another… Read more »

Next Generation Algebra I vs CCSS Algebra I

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In September of 2022, schools around New York State will transition from the Common Core State Standards version of Algebra I to the New York State Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards version of Algebra I. Although this transition could certainly be viewed skeptically as simply a rebranding of the Common Core standards, there are important changes that have been made to the course. At eMATHinstruction, we will be publishing N-Gen Math Algebra I to align… Read more »

eMath January 2021 Newsletter

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The new year has arrived and here at eMATHinstruction we are excited about all the new possibilities it brings. Sure, we are deep in the middle of winter and a pandemic but we also see many of the teachers in our region getting vaccinated. We wish all of our heroic teachers the best in terms of their health, both physical and mental. This has been a challenging period for everyone and even more so for… Read more »

eMath December 2020 Newsletter

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December is here and 2020 will soon be over. It has been, at best, an interesting year and has certainly been trying for students, parents, and teachers all around. My own children have been in a mostly hybrid scenario, which means each is getting roughly 50% of the total instructional time they would have if it had been a normal year. At eMATHinstruction, we’re always trying to keep the student in mind when creating resources… Read more »

eMath November 2020 Newsletter

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November has hit and so has the chilly weather. Schools around our own area have been fluctuating between hybrid education and going completely remote as needed due to Covid cases. These are challenging times for students, parents, and educators. Here at eMATHinstruction, we continue to try to help in as many ways as we can, including creating and posting more resources. Our new middle school resources this month include the Unit Assessments for Unit 6… Read more »