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Accelerated Math: Entrance Rates, Success Rates, and College Readiness

Straight A’s — strong standardized test scores — raving teacher recommendations.  Whether this is a dream or a reality, most would agree that good grades, standardized test scores, and teacher evaluations indicate that a student has successfully learned the required curriculum.  As a nation, we judge the success of the school, student, and teacher by considering …

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Accelerated Math: What Every Parent Should Know

Few parents of elementary school students are thinking about high school advanced placement options. Unfortunately, class placement as early as 4th or 5th grade may have a profound impact on a child’s ability to eventually take advanced placement classes in high school.

This is the first of a series of articles to explain accelerated math options to parents. This installment will explain the math options available in most NJ public schools and how elementary school math placement determines a child’s high school options.

Genius without Borders: Socializing Mathematical Genius

The first time I saw him, he reminded me so much of Q.  The way he rolled his head back when he was thinking.  His lack of eye contact when speaking.  His abnormally precise language, his obsession with numbers, especially very large numbers resulting from doubling, irrational numbers and those resulting from functions unknown to …

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