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 from Linda Wiles, RITES’ New Math Expert

Before moving to Rhode Island, RITES' Math Tutor Linda Wiles taught middle school math in Arizona and Nebraska for over 16 years. In Arizona, she served as the math specialist for a K-8 school and was also the teacher-leader, designing professional conferences and assisting teachers by observing their lessons, discussing lesson design, and providing resources. In Nebraska, Linda was part of the … [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...]

## How Parents Can Help Their Children with Math

A RITES blog by Learning Specialist and Home-school Coordinator Debra Nassau, M.A.Like many parents, you may find that you’re not familiar with the math strategies that your child is learning in school. Along with the Common Core standards have come methods and strategies that are different than the ones many of us learned when we were in school. Although today’s math lessons may be challenging … [Read more...]