Rounded Pi is a very common use for this irrational number that has an infinitely long list of digits after the decimal place. To shorten this magic number, it is often rounded up from 3.14159265359... to 3.1416. It just so happens that Rounded Pi is the same as today's date in the Gregorian calendar.

If you are a Pi Day aficionado, you may choose to start your celebrations every 3/14 at 1:59:26 p.m. Today gives us a reason to celebrate all day long!

So Happy Pi Day!

Here's to looking for magic ratios and irrational numbers all around us!

]]>If you are a Pi Day aficionado, you may choose to start your celebrations every 3/14 at 1:59:26 p.m. Today gives us a reason to celebrate all day long!

So Happy Pi Day!

Here's to looking for magic ratios and irrational numbers all around us!

AlgebraCARDS is at the **National Title I Conference: Frontiers of Opportunity**.

We strive to see the epiphany in every child as they learn Algebra, and we salute the teachers and administrators who are making a difference in the lives of all learners.

**Stop by our booth! #426**

**How Is AlgebraCARDS perfect for Title 1?**

When we designed AlgebraCARDS, we built metacognitive strategies directly into the program. It's critical that curriculum addresses the specific needs of diverse learners while giving them time to absorb and practice new concepts. AlgebraCARDS works in dynamic ways to do just that in a blend of technology and math.

]]>We strive to see the epiphany in every child as they learn Algebra, and we salute the teachers and administrators who are making a difference in the lives of all learners.

When we designed AlgebraCARDS, we built metacognitive strategies directly into the program. It's critical that curriculum addresses the specific needs of diverse learners while giving them time to absorb and practice new concepts. AlgebraCARDS works in dynamic ways to do just that in a blend of technology and math.

- We made free podcasts for every card. Listening while reading improves cognition. Try a sample podcast!
- Each card has a different layout, so a mental picture can be readily recalled.
- Each card is brightly colored, clear, and easy to read with fun ways to remember the steps of a problem.
- Each card is a made of a special rewrite-able surface that works perfectly for dry erase problem practice.
- AlgebraCARDS is multi-sensory, appealing to learners in a unique way.

| ## not a math person? Poppycock! When you look at the research in this article, it's easy to see that math scores are on the verge of an educational explosion. As we learn more about the brain and its capabilities, we are beginning to see just how impressively it can adapt. There is a link to the research done with taxi drivers in London showing how portions of their brains grow when studying for a test and shrink after they retire. Then there are...
So a small adjustment to the attitudes we have toward math can result in big improvements achievement. And all teachers know that small successes build confidence. (It's one of the choices for electronic report card comments.) AlgebraCARDS works to build confidence by helping learners to see and hear the concepts of algebra with clarity and in full color. Because we have made a podcast for every card, it just so happens that your brain will grow when you study with AlgebraCARDS. Designed to make math learning fun and engaging, most cards have a "Let's Play" review to show you how to win at the game of math. Get your cards here! Listen to the podcasts here! Practice everyday, and you'll see your math scores take flight! |

Straight out of Stanford Medicine, here is a study that predicts student ability to learn math.

"The research tracked 43 children longitudinally for six years, starting at age 8, and showed that while brain characteristics strongly indicated which children would be the best math learners over the following six years, the children’s performance on math, reading, IQ and memory tests at age 8 did not." |

While this is a baseline study, the results suggest we are rapidly nearing the point where brain imaging will be used in the development of educational programs specific to learners.

"In the meantime, the team’s findings suggest that parents and teachers should encourage children to exercise their mental math muscles." |

In every deck of AlgebraCARDS the second page says:

"Algebra is a form of**exercise for the brain**.

The practice of going through the steps for a given problem builds new connections in the brain and helps you learn and be a strong thinker. One of the best exercises for cognitive function, Algebra obligates you to show each step and requires concentration while learning something new.

**By practicing and doing homework everyday, you will expand your Brain Power. ****This discipline empowers the brain performance. **

**By practicing & practicing & practicing with different machines (Pre-algebra, Geometry, Algebra, .......) focus and attention are targeted and trained.****"**

With these cards and the podcasts, we have designed a technology that builds your brain power.

]]>"Algebra is a form of

The practice of going through the steps for a given problem builds new connections in the brain and helps you learn and be a strong thinker. One of the best exercises for cognitive function, Algebra obligates you to show each step and requires concentration while learning something new.

With these cards and the podcasts, we have designed a technology that builds your brain power.

"Researchers tracked more than 400, 1st and 2nd grade students whose parents provided different levels of help with their homework. They also assessed both parents' and kids' attitudes toward math at the beginning and end of the school year.

*Students whose parents reported high math anxiety made significantly less progress in math over the course of a year, and they were more likely to become anxious themselves—but only if their anxious parents sweated through helping them with homework.*"

*See the full article her* e.

]]>We all know that strawberry pie is the best, but today we celebrate another kind of pi. The ratio of any circle's circumference to it's diameter is the magic number "pi." This ratio is about 3. That means it takes about 3 times longer to walk around a circle than to walk across it's center.

This pattern shows up all throughout nature. It has been observed in the way ripples form in water and other fluids. It's seen in the pupils of eyes, the helix of DNA, and many more natural ways. Albert Einstein, who was born today, showed that the full length of a river is near 3.14 times longer than the straight distance of that river.

It happens that this "about 3" or 3.14 ratio is really a never ending decimal number. The first several digits of this number are 3.141592653. It also happens that once every year millions of people celebrate this magic number on March 14th at 1:59 p.m. because it coincides with the first few digits.

This year is special! This year we can celebrate, yes we celebrate Pi Day, to more digits than any other Pi Day in this century. That's right the next time this day will happen is on March 14th, 2115. So join us in celebrating this remarkable event today. We will be thinking of you at 9:26 and 53 seconds a.m. (and p.m.), where the date and time will be 3/14/15 9:26:53, while we eat a slice of strawberry pie.

Happy Pi Day!!!!

]]>This pattern shows up all throughout nature. It has been observed in the way ripples form in water and other fluids. It's seen in the pupils of eyes, the helix of DNA, and many more natural ways. Albert Einstein, who was born today, showed that the full length of a river is near 3.14 times longer than the straight distance of that river.

It happens that this "about 3" or 3.14 ratio is really a never ending decimal number. The first several digits of this number are 3.141592653. It also happens that once every year millions of people celebrate this magic number on March 14th at 1:59 p.m. because it coincides with the first few digits.

This year is special! This year we can celebrate, yes we celebrate Pi Day, to more digits than any other Pi Day in this century. That's right the next time this day will happen is on March 14th, 2115. So join us in celebrating this remarkable event today. We will be thinking of you at 9:26 and 53 seconds a.m. (and p.m.), where the date and time will be 3/14/15 9:26:53, while we eat a slice of strawberry pie.

Happy Pi Day!!!!

Hello Chicago!

We are at the 2015 L.D.A. Learning Disabilities Association (L.D.A.) 2015 Conference in Chicago, Illinois. It's a high of 24 degrees, yes 24 degrees, outside today; but inside you'd never know it. There is so much love for learning at the conference and in the exhibition hall, everyone is chattering with excitement about how they will use AlgebraCARDS and AlgebraCAST with their students and in their schools.

]]>We are at the 2015 L.D.A. Learning Disabilities Association (L.D.A.) 2015 Conference in Chicago, Illinois. It's a high of 24 degrees, yes 24 degrees, outside today; but inside you'd never know it. There is so much love for learning at the conference and in the exhibition hall, everyone is chattering with excitement about how they will use AlgebraCARDS and AlgebraCAST with their students and in their schools.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. We are so grateful for all the support of our Indie-Gogo campaign. With the nearly $8000 raised, we were able to provide AlgebraCARDS to three very deserving organizations. The Toberman Neighborhood Center is "a non-profit community-based organization committed to assisting Harbor Area families and individuals by delivering life-changing services that encourage, inform, educate and empower them to live healthy and purposeful lives." Located in San Pedro, California, the center has programs for students and their families and they are very excited to start using AlgebraCARDS.The Midnight Mission "offers a path to self-sufficiency to men, women and children who have lost everything." Farnaz has been working diligently to bring our clear and simple Algebra program to The Midnight Mission. They were the pioneers of the AlgebraCAST podcast set up and have been a joy to work with!Burlington Middle School "is committed to providing each student with an education in which essential information and skills are learned, knowledge is explored, and ideas are critically analyzed and evaluated." We are excited to find schools from other parts of the country that might benefit from our program.We are proud to be of service to learners of all ages. Thanks again to the supporters and administrators of the campaign. |

She did it! The podcast library is complete. Each card has it's own podcast that lasts around 2 minutes. It's multi-sensory! Students can preview, learn, and review the whole year of algebra! Way to go Farnaz! Students! You may not know, but this system helps develop your deeper learning (meta-cognitive skills), persistence, and you will actually start to enjoy learning algebra. | |