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 »

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 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 »

eMath October 2020 Newsletter

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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

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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

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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 »

eMath May 2020 Newsletter

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May has arrived and so has spring in upstate New York. It seems like only yesterday that we were being hit by a blizzard, when in reality it was actually last week. Neither weather nor quarantine at home with kids has stopped us here at eMATHinstruction. We’ve been busy creating the last round of add-ons for the year as well as putting the finishing touches on the first editions of our new N-Gen Math series… Read more »

eMath April 2020 Newsletter

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So, we find ourselves in week #6 of quarantine here is upstate New York. I imagine wherever you’re at, you’ve been homebound for just as long as we have here at eMath. We’ve had a lot of increase in our work since schools have closed because of how many are moving to remote learning models. Besides trying to keep up with many emails asking about remote learning, we’ve also been busy with add-on creation as… Read more »

Revised Next Generation Timeline and June 2020 Regents Exams

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Well, if you didn’t know already, there were huge announcements put out this morning (April 8, 2020) regarding this year’s Regents exams in New York State along with graduation requirements and the timeline for implementation of the Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards. We wanted to make everyone aware of this information, given that most of us are in quarantine and maybe wouldn’t get this information in a timely manner. Here is the link to the… Read more »