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Livia McCoy
Math Games To Keep Skills Sharp in Summer

Jun 06, 2013 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Summer Learning, Math, Livia McCoy, Kids Learning

Summer vacation should be just that. It should be time for students to relax and enjoy life without worrying about school. This is especially true for those who find school difficult and exhausting. On the other hand, summer ... Read more
Connie McCarthy
10 Important End-of-Year Questions for Your Child’s Teacher

Jun 04, 2013 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Summer Learning, Reading, Math, Kids Learning, Connie McCarthy

End-of-the-year progress reports usually come home on the last day of school. This often leaves parents with unanswered questions about what the report really means. Parents may wonder just how well prepared their young child... Read more
Livia McCoy
With Learning, It Doesn't Matter How Long It Takes

May 16, 2013 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Struggling Students, Math, Livia McCoy, Kids Learning

Last week, I wrote about grades and what they really mean. Do they really reflect actual learning? Teacher Ron Simmons tells a story in his math classes at Hilton Head Prep School. He shares this with his math students when t... Read more
Connie McCarthy
A Mystery Game To Improve Mental Math Skills

Nov 27, 2012 - Posted by Connie McCarthy in Math, Kindergarten, Connie McCarthy, 1st Grade

Understanding basic addition and subtraction facts provides a tremendous advantage to kindergarten and 1st grade students. The more a young child can quickly and accurately make addition and subtraction combinations mentally... Read more
Carissa Rogers
Forget the "Brain Drain:" Combine Family Summer Travel and Education

Aug 16, 2012 - Posted by Carissa Rogers in Writing, Reading, Math, Brain Drain

Who else seriously needs a break…from summer break?! We’ve had a “goodncrazy” summer, filled with road trips, air trips, summer camps, camping-camps, and very little home time. Parents always worry a... Read more
Livia McCoy
In Math (and In Life), Which is More Important—the Process or the Outcome?

Jul 10, 2012 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Special Education, Math, Livia McCoy, Homework, Division

I was reading an article about the state of special education in American schools. There was a statement in the article that essentially said that schools “value the process over the outcome.” I began to wonder wh... Read more