by Lacie Taylor | Jun 13, 2017 | Uncategorized

This blog post is especially for those of you who just finished Geometry, and will take Algebra 2 next year, AND… if that’s not you, keep reading anyway because it probably will be someday!! (Click here to read about getting ready for Algebra 1.) Here’s what happens:...
by Lacie Taylor | Apr 22, 2017 | Uncategorized

Math For Keeps MANIFESTO At Math For Keeps, I describe skill fluency using a Math Number—this is a number representation of the skills you have in the bag. It is NOT the number of skills you’ve been shown. Being shown a skill and being given opportunity and guidance...
by Lacie Taylor | Feb 20, 2017 | Uncategorized

I alternate between “you” and “your learner/ student” when I’m addressing my reader. While I do have adult students, I know that most of my students are grade-school kids and most of my clients (who pays) are their parents. However, one of my missions is for students...
by Lacie Taylor | Feb 10, 2017 | Uncategorized

Happy is most important! My whole practice method was developed on the premise that MOST of us (both “math-minded” and not) will end up frustrated by math trying to learn it with the minimal practice that is offered in the classroom. And not the healthy kind of...
by Lacie Taylor | Jan 27, 2017 | Uncategorized

This week, let’s dig into the Math For Keeps Glossary! In these glossary segments, I’ll explore the different terms and concepts that are central to the Math For Keeps approach to mastery. Skill-building: An approach to teaching and learning that works...