Archive for September 2015

Equations, Online! Training Opportunity for Teachers and Students

Equations, Online!  Training Opportunity for Teachers and Students

Buzz Allen, President of the Accelerated Learning Foundation and project director for Online EQUATIONS will be making a special presentation for teachers and administrators who want to learn more about this exciting learning tool. The game EQUATIONS has doubled math achievement and cut absenteeism in inner city schools from 30% to 10%. EQUATIONS is now available to play online, making it a valuable resource for teachers who utilize technology in their curriculum.

At the beginning of the summer, SVVSD students pioneered the first international Online EQUATIONS tournament with students in India. Thereafter, students from Michigan and Ohio joined in and the students played weekly for the duration of the summer.

SVVSD has approved Online EQUATIONS as a continuing education course for teachers for credit this fall. Come learn how you can use this program in your math classes!

When: Tuesday, September 15th (5:30-7:00 p.m.) or

             Wednesday, September 16th (5:30-7:00 p.m.) or

             Thursday, September 17th (5:30-7:00 p.m.)

**Note: 3rd-12th grade students are welcome to attend this Thursday training to learn how to play Online EQUATIONS. Please inform your students of this opportunity.**

Where:  Westview Middle School, 1651 Airport Road, Longmont 80503    

                 (presentations will take place in the cafeteria)

Who: All 3rd-12th grade math teachers




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Who: This opportunity is for advanced and gifted /talented SVVSD students in grades 3-12 who are interested in playing challenging academic games that further develop the skills learned in the regular class curriculum.

What: The following games are taught and practiced at the weekly practices: Equations and On-Sets (math); Propaganda and Linguishtik (language arts); and Wff’N Proof (logic).

When: Every Thursday, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. (October 1, 2015 – March 2016)

Where: Sunset Middle School (enter at door #24)

Each year, a team of SVVSD students is formed to participate and compete at the National AGLOA Tournament in April. This year’s tournament will be held in Atlanta, GA. If you are interested in becoming a member of the team, the weekly practices are necessary for preparation for the tournament. If you simply would like to improve your academic skills and try something new, attend the practices and learn how to play these challenging games.

For questions or more information, please contact: Karen Kruse (parent coordinator) at or Eric Eiseman (teacher/coach) at

Equations Training for Students Grades 3-8

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Equations Training for Students Grades 3-8

(Basic and Advanced)

Come and practice your math skills using the game of Equations!

We hope to develop Equations teams to attend the national convention. Your participation in the practice sessions will build your expertise and skills!

Where: Erie Elementary, GT classroom, portable building

When: Every Monday (excluding holidays /non-school days) from 5:30-7 beginning September 14th.

(Continuation of classes throughout the year will be contingent upon participation levels.)

PLEASE RSVP if planning to attend: (Equations trainer)