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Tux Math - review

Win a free calculator is running a summer calculator giveaway. The prize is a brand new TI-83 Plus graphing calculator, a $99.99 value! Also, the second runner up will get a $25 Amazon Gift Card.

Note... This is not my giveaway... I just want to pass the word. Please read the contest rules and enter at CalculateWhat/contest. Essentially they want you to link to one of their online calculator pages to enter the contest.

Review: CAMS & STAMS books from Curriculum Associates

I have just finished my review of CAMS & STAMS books from Curriculum Associates... It is a series of assessment books, student worktexts, and teacher guides for struggling students that presents each math topic in a highly scaffolded manner.

These books are supplemental to any basal math curriculum, and have been specifically designed to support struggling students. Each level consists of:

a student book (consumable worktext) with instruction and exercises. This is the heart of the program, and always covers the most important topics of the grade level, as given in the NCTM Focal Points and Connections.A test booklet, which contains a pretest, a postest, and four "benchmark" tests. The benchmark tests are to be used to monitor student progress throughout the year.A very detailed teacher guide for the student text, and another, much thinner teacher guide for the assessment booklet.
Read the review!