About Swun Math

The mission of SWUN Math is to work in partnership with all stakeholders in educating students, parents, teachers, and administration to increase student achievement in mathematics so these students become the highest performers in mathematics across the world.

How Teachers can Incorporate Common Core into their Lessons

Common Core is easily one of the most controversial developments in education in the past two decades, polarizing educators, administrators, students, and parents into separate camps.  SWUN Math helps in this area. But as you can see from our previous posts, Common Core was indeed born of a noble impulse: to make American math education [...]

By | 2017-07-25T19:26:58+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Teachers|0 Comments

Why (and How) You Should Teach Your Kids to Budget

As all parents know, financial responsibility is a hugely important life skill, one that’s crucial to future success. From balancing your checkbook to making sure you pay off bills on time, budgeting your money is indispensable to all functioning adults. Let’s take a look at the case for why this subject should be taught in [...]

By | 2017-07-25T19:31:05+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Parents, Students|0 Comments

For Your Valentine’s Only: Cheesecake and Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

It’s that time of year, a time of heart-shaped cards and red-wrapped chocolate candies. If you want to catch the eye of that special someone, we’ve got some tips for you! Today, we’ll tell you how to make two dishes: chocolate covered strawberries, and chocolate chip cheesecake. Make one dish for your special Valentine, or [...]

By | 2017-07-25T19:39:18+00:00 February 10th, 2017|Students|0 Comments

Tech Tips for Parents

In today's  hyper-networked world, screens are unavoidable. The future is here, and it’s confusing. It’s not just the sheer amount of electronics that are available, from iPads to laptops; instead, the fact is that many of these gadgets are a two-sided coin: while they have plenty of benefits, they also contain significant [...]

By | 2017-07-25T16:47:03+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Parents|0 Comments

How to Use Area in Real Life, part 1

Pizza! Another way to use fractions and area. You’ve learned area, and you’ve learned fractions by now. But before you can go on and decorate your model dollhouse with a lovely rug or build that awesome landing pad for your RC Helicopter, you have to really understand area. So today, you’ll use area [...]

By | 2017-06-19T15:31:40+00:00 January 10th, 2017|Students|0 Comments

How Parents can Adapt to Common Core

Source For most of us, it’s very difficult to change. This holds true for anything from altering personal routines to building new thinking habits. But in the case of the new Common Core curriculum, change is necessary, even vital. After all, the future of the next generation—our children—is on the line. First things first: [...]

By | 2017-07-25T19:37:20+00:00 December 19th, 2016|Parents|0 Comments

Debunking Common Core: Some Background

Source One of the biggest new controversies in education is the Common Core Math curriculum. As parents, you’ve probably heard about how Common Core is difficult, unwieldy, and worst of all, poorly designed and confusing to parents, students and teachers alike. But the truth is far more complicated, and can’t be reduced to a simple [...]

By | 2017-06-19T15:31:41+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Parents|0 Comments