Local author, artist and designer visits with RITES Summer Program to share creative process The RITES Summer Program is excited to share that we had a special guest visit our summer program students today, as part of our celebration of National Summer Learning Week! Amy Leidtke is a local artist, designer and educator who collaborated to write a new book about Leonardo da Vinci and his … [Read more...]

## Trouble with Math in High School?

Sign up to get RITES Math Tips PDF in your inbox. Subscribe for Math Tips Why Do Some Students Have Difficulty Learning Math? Which subject do teens like least? You guessed it! According to Gallup, high school students say math is their #1 least favorite subject. And they’re not alone, Gallup also reports that “Although U.S. eighth-graders scored above the international average in the 2003 … [Read more...]

## Math Tips and Strategies

What should students do at home to put their math skills into practice? Parents should encourage their child to use mental math to solve everyday problems. I know that in a classroom, a teacher needs to see the written steps because there is such limited time for one-on-one conversations. However, parents have the time to have a brief conversation each day. It can start as simply as counting the … [Read more...]

## The Best Math YouTube Channels for High School Students

As a student, there are times when you are face-to-face with a math problem and you encounter a difficulty but don't have someone to consult. Usually, these are situations that you experience when working on assigned homework and do not have your math teacher or your RITES math expert there to help out. So, what do you do? A fun, interactive, convenient, stop-gap solution is YouTube. We have … [Read more...]

## How to make the most of your scientific graphing calculator

Today’s graphing calculators can do way more than add or subtract. They can be a tool to aid in your math (and even science) classes. Here are six cool things to do with your scientific graphing calculator to up your academic game: Solve quadratic equations graphically Input the equation into the graphing feature of the calculator and find the intercepts graphically instead of using … [Read more...]