Five Easy Ways to Fight Summer Slide

Starting the academic year with achievement levels lower than where they were at the beginning of summer break is commonly known as summer learning loss, summer setback, or summer slide. Studies have shown that on average, students’ achievement scores declined over summer break by one month’s worth of school-year learning. It’s concerning because declines are … Continue reading Five Easy Ways to Fight Summer Slide

The Quadratic Formula

The quadratic formula is one of, if not, the first “big” formulas introduced in algebra. It looks pretty daunting: Many students have get a lot of anxiety when they see this.  However, it is a powerful analytical tool that helps us find the roots, or zeros, of a quadratic function.   These are the points where … Continue reading The Quadratic Formula