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The Math Learning Center Blog

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On November 2nd combined downloads of the Geoboard and Number Rack apps from MLC exceeded 50,000, many from around the globe. In addition, thousands of users have accessed the web versions of these virtual manipulatives. "We're gratified that these online learning tools have been so well received." said Dan Raguse, Executive Director. "We look forward to adding to the collection and plan to launch...
Rick Ludeman, Chief Executive Officer
The Number Rack, or Rekenrek, was designed to support the natural mathematical development of children and specifically to help them generate a variety of addition and subtraction strategies. Our free activity book, Using the Rekenrek as a Visual Model for Strategic Reasoning in Mathematics, now includes correlations to the Common Core State Standards for all 10 activities. View more Number Rack...
Rick Ludeman, Chief Executive Officer
The Math Learning Center announces the second edition of Bridges in Mathematics K-5 . Written specifically for the Common Core State Standards, the new edition includes several new visual models such as the Number Line and the Number Rack (also known as the Rekenrek). Other features include the Bridges Educator site, an online portal for reference and support. Number Corner has been updated in...
Rick Ludeman, Chief Executive Officer
The Math and the Mind's Eye series has been correlated to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Content. In addition to an overall map of how the series meets CCSSM, a correlations document was created for each of the 14 units. "Math and the Mind's Eye materials were developed to focus on the power of visual thinking which has been central to our approach for 30 years. We believe these...
Rick Ludeman, Chief Executive Officer
MLC collaborated with the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) to establish a scholarship fund for elementary math specialists. "There is a growing consensus regarding the importance of math specialist at the elementary level" said Rick Ludeman, MLC President. "We were inspired to create this scholarship fund by a column on the topic written by J. Michael Shaughnessy during his...
Alcoa Elementary triples advanced, proficient students Excerpts from an article by Matthew Stewart of the Daily Times Alcoa Elementary School is producing academic gains, tripling last school year’s number of students who scored proficient and advanced on state tests. Fifty Alcoa elementary-schoolers scored proficient and advanced on the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP)...
Rick Ludeman, Chief Executive Officer
MLC is pleased to announce the release of our Geoboard App, available at no charge from the iApps Store in iTunes and as a free web application. "This is the second application in what will eventually be a full series of virtual manipulatives, all of which will retain the open-ended nature of their physical counterparts." said Dan Raguse, Executive Director. Learn more about the Geoboard App. Rick...
Rick Ludeman, Chief Executive Officer
MLC announces the continuation of our Number Corner and Math and the Mind's Eye donation programs. "Over the years we have benefited tremedously from educators sharing their suggestions and comments, and talking to their colleagues about our offerings. Our donation programs are one small way that we can give back to the education community while also introducing more educators to our materials."...
Rick Ludeman, Chief Executive Officer
MLC announces the release of the Number Rack App available at no charge from the iApps Store in iTunes and as a free Web application. "This is the first in a series of free applications we plan to develop as we continue to integrate more technology into our offerings." said Dan Raguse, Executive Director. Learn more Rick Ludeman is president of MLC.
Rick Ludeman, Chief Executive Officer
Math and the Mind’s Eye has helped shape the career of Suzanne Hossler , a middle school mathematics teacher for the Clark County School District in Las Vegas, Nevada. As Suzanne tells the story, “During my student teaching in 1989 I was privileged to watch a fourth grade classroom using MLC materials. I was so fascinated with the materials, how the students responded, and the depth of...
Rick Ludeman, Chief Executive Officer