eMATH March 2022 Newsletter

Posted on

Happy Pi Day!!! On this most important (and perhaps only) math holiday, we give a huge shoutout to all of the teachers out there that inspire and uplift our students on a daily basis. We’ve seen so many innovative ways teachers celebrate Pi day with their students. If you’re doing something special with your students we’d love to hear about it. Before we get into the details of Add-ons there are a few announcements we… Read more »

eMATH February 2022 Newsletter

Posted on

Happy February everyone. We have now (just) made it past mid-winter. Hopefully the groundhog does not know what he is talking about, and spring comes early. We’ve been busy creating more resources, including putting the finishing touches on our new N-Gen Math Algebra I course as well as starting to plan for our June YouTube Live Regents reviews for New York State high school students. We’ve missed doing the full series of reviews the past… Read more »

New Units in N-Gen Math 6, 7, and 8

Posted on

In 2010, the Common Core State Standards were introduced in order to provide some uniformity about what mathematics should be taught in each grade, at least up until high school coursework. For the most part, the states that adopted the CCSS, taught the same math topics in each grade level. Eventually, many states began to modify the CCSS to provide more clarity about the standards and to make them more grade appropriate. These modifications gave… Read more »

The Role of Homework in the Age of Photomath and Chegg

Posted on

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 »

Accessible Formats for Visually Impaired Students

Posted on

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 December 2020 Newsletter

Posted on

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

Posted on

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 »

eMath October 2020 Newsletter

Posted on

The days are getting shorter and the colors more vivid as summer transitions into full blown autumn here in upstate New York. Many students are back in school, mostly in hybrid models that have them in person for about half the time and remote about half the time. Other schools are still completely remote. We know it’s a challenging year for students, parents, and, of course, for teachers. We continue to create resources that we… Read more »

eMath September 2020 Newsletter

Posted on

Now that it’s September, schools around the country, including New York State, are in full swing. Around New York, schools are experimenting with in school classes, hybrid models, and fully remote teaching. Each has its challenges and there are still a lot of questions about how the 2020-2021 school year is going to play out. At eMATHinstruction, we are doing our best to create materials that will help teachers navigate these challenging times. For this… Read more »

eMath August 2020 Newsletter

Posted on

Ah, 2020! As schools “re-open” around New York and the country, the learning environment has never been more strange or more stressful. We’ve been busy here at eMATHinstruction filling orders and creating resources to help with whatever teachers and students face this coming year. It’s our first year with middle school courses, so we have lots of new resources on that front as well as all new add-ons for our high school courses. Before we… Read more »