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Time Magazine's April 8, 2010 issue has [[https://edlabs.harvard.edu/news/should-kids-be-bribed-do-well-school an article]] about the effects of paying students for per­form­ance. It is worth a careful reading, as some approaches work better than others. It is gratifying to see that the most effective program was the one most like Brainy Groveland's reading program.
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Time Magazine's April 8, 2010 issue has [[http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1978589,00.html an article]] about the effects of paying students for per­form­ance. It is worth a careful reading, as some approaches work better than others. It is gratifying to see that the most effective program was the one most like Brainy Groveland's reading program.


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The June 9, 2012 article [[https://finance.yahoo.com/news/freakonomics-economist-discovered-way-bribe-183215497.html The Freakonomics Economist Discovered the Right Way to Bribe Students]] describes a study of what sort of incentives work best for students.
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The June 9, 2012 article [[http://finance.yahoo.com/news/freakonomics-economist-discovered-way-bribe-183215497.html The Freakonomics Economist Discovered the Right Way to Bribe Students]] describes a study of what sort of incentives work best for students.


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===== 2015-2016 =====
The reading program for 2015-2016 is improved in several ways, with more of a two way-street between mentors presenting interesting book and students talking about what they have read. Unfortunately, we no longer have good statistics to report. Ask a third grader, parent, or teacher and see what they have to say!
Statistics for 2014-2015 are below.
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Our math efforts focus on 4th grade. We reinforce basic math facts while the teacher pushes on with the conceptual side of math. Modern devices have reduced the need for hand calculations, but it will always be worth learning math facts. It is quicker to know what 4 times 6 is than to ask your phone.
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Our math efforts are focused on 4th grade, where we reinforcing basic math facts while the teacher pushes on with the conceptual side of math. Modern devices have reduced the need for mental and hand calculations, be we believe that there will always be frequently used facts which are worth memorizing simply because it is quicker to know what 4 times 6 is than to ask your phone.


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For those who want to practice these things, there are many good apps out there for all devices. If you are in one of our classes and have an Android device, you can get the same software we use in the classroom from the GetTheApp page.
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For those who want to practice these things, there are many good apps out there for all devices. If you are in one of our classes and have an Android device, you can get the same software we use in the classroom below.
Original version, for Android 2.3.3 and newer, without the timed test option. This works on the original Kindle Fire.
#%{{files download="BrainyMathFacts2.apk" text="Math Facts Practice App for Android"}}#%
New version for 2014-2015. Should work on Android 4.0 and newer. This is the version we use in the classroom as of October 10, 2014.
[[http://www.brainygroveland.com/wikka.php?wakka=LinksResources/files.xml&action=download&file=BrainyMathFacts2.apk New Android App for 2014-2015]]
Special challenge version - multiplication questions to 15 rather than 12.: [[http://www.brainygroveland.com/wikka.php?wakka=LinksResources/files.xml&action=download&file=BrainyChallengeTo15.apk Challenge Version]]
- The App is for Android devices only. It will not work on Apple or Windows products.
- It has been tested on screens as small as a Samsung Galaxy phone and as large as a 10" tablet.
- The newer app has been tested on several Android versions from 4.0.4 to 4.4.2.
- The app is free to use and share. I only ask that you not sell it make it part of some other product.
- To install the app:
1) In your device's Settings (typically under the Security section) enable "Allow installation of apps from unknown sources". You may want to disable this again after you are done.
1) Download the file to your device.
1) If it does not install automatically, use a file manager app to go to your downloads folder and click the file "" "BrainyMathFacts2.apk" "". Installation should begin.
- The app allows you to practice multiplication up to 12 times 12, and addition with sums up to 20. Other topics may be added occasionally.
- In "Practice and Learn" mode, you tap the question mark to see the answer to each problem, and self-evaluate your performance. If you know the answer quickly and correctly, click "Right!". If not, click "Oops." The app will automatically give you extra practice on that problem during the current session. Nothing is remembered between sessions, or if you choose the "Start Over" menu option.
- "Practice the Test" mode is very strict. You type in the answers and there is a limit on how long you can take for a problem. There is also a required average speed. One mistake and you are out! The trick is to stay relaxed while working quickly. If you put too much pressure on yourself, you'll make more mistakes. Just keep starting over until you can get through the whole test, or go back to "Practice and Learn" to learn at your own pace.


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Brainy Groveland exists to promote education in Groveland, California and surrounding communities. We do this primarily through in­cen­tive programs in math and reading at the grade school level.
Our math efforts are focused on 4th grade, where we reinforcing basic math facts while the teacher pushes on with the conceptual side of math. Modern devices have reduced the need for mental and hand calculations, be we believe that there will always be frequently used facts which are worth memorizing simply because it is quicker to know what 4 times 6 is than to ask your phone.
For those who want to practice these things, there are many good apps out there for all devices. If you are in one of our classes and have an Android device, you can get the same software we use in the classroom below.
====Related Articles: ====
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Brainy Groveland exists to promote education in Groveland, California and surrounding communities. We do this primarily through in­cen­tive programs in math and reading.
===== 2012-2013 =====
We had our year-end awards and snacks on June 3rd at Tenaya. $633 in matching rewards were handed out to 52 2nd and 3rd grade students. The number of books read per student was a record 19. Twenty eight volunteers conducted almost 700 student meetings, and 972 books were read.
{{image url="uploads/Images/Wristbands400_0089.jpg" title="Wristbands" alt="Brainy Groveland Wristbands" width="400" height="267" class="right"}}
===== 2013-2014 =====
This year we are attempting to find a simpler-to-run set of programs. As always, we will try to be efficient in making the biggest contribution we can from the time and funds we put in. We have two parts to the program this year:
1) 4""<sup>th</sup>"" Grade Math Facts. Math should be exciting, conceptual, and full of discoveries. Unfortunately, a weak grasp of basic facts can get in the way of that exploration. At the beginning of the year, we will try to ensure that the simple addition and multiplication facts from second and third grade have been fully absorbed. As the year goes on, we can add more complex material. The format will be similar to the reading program, with volunteers conducting brief weekly sessions with each student. Students can practice between sessions to earn cash awards more quickly.
1) 8""<sup>th</sup>"" Grade tutoring. After our 3""<sup>rd</sup>"" grade reading and 4""<sup>th</sup>"" grade math programs are up and running, we hope to offer one-on-one tutoring to the 8""<sup>th</sup>"" grade class. The intent is to have the same volunteer-student pairs each time, so the they can learn to work together effectively. Each pair will be responsible for their own scheduling, so that no central coordination is needed once the program gets started. We hope to work with students at all levels, since any willing student can benefit from customized help.
With the button and link below you can download the Brainy Groveland flash card practice App. This app is designed to be very simple to use, but to keep it simple it has very few features. More details are listed below.
=====2012-2013=====
In 2012-2013 we expanded the program aggressively. On goal was to help students learn math. Another was to explore approaches which might become permanent features of Brainy Groveland. Below is a quick summary of the approaches and results.
1) 4""<sup>th</sup>"" Grade enrichment. Some of the top students from one classroom met weekly with volunteers. In general, carefully planned custom activities worked well. Helping the students with Study Island was only occasionally effective. The students enjoyed our efforts to prepare them for the STAR math tests. The teacher reports that the students benefited substantially, sometimes by simply having a more positive and flexible attitude toward math. Volunteers often found the sessions difficult, because the content, the attention of the students, and the ratio of waiting time versus student interaction time varied widely between sessions.
1) 7""<sup>th</sup>"" Grade enrichment. We had a talented group of students, and an equally talented group of volunteers. Unfortunately, an unreliable schedule made it impossible to continue. Lesson learned: we need to have clear written schedule plans, and probably should have both the teacher and principal involved when we work with a new teacher.
1) 8""<sup>th</sup>"" Grade pre-algebra. We started with a volunteer-heavy tutoring approach using Khan Academy. Technical and scheduling problems ended that approach in mid year. For the rest of the year we had an expensive but effective program of rewarding students for work done with Khan Academy. This approach isn't perfect, but we might consider something like it again.
There are statistics for the Khan Academy portion of the program on the MathStats page.
**A quote from one of the 8""<sup>th</sup>"" grade teachers:**
“Thank you for giving us your time, talent, patience, organization, and the driving force of money which led the kids to improve their math skills.” - Judith Hawkins
**Quotes from some 8""<sup>th</sup>"" grade students:**
“I want to say thank you for giving me the chrome book. It is the best thing to get for doing math.” – TC
“I had such a fun time with your program. Khan Academy and Brainy Groveland helped me so much with earning money and well, winning an awesome computer! I really appreciate all your time and effort you spent to help us. Thank you so much for all you have done.” - GF
“I want to thank you for the time you put into the program in order for us to expand our learning.” – AM
“I would also like to thank you for your patience and effort for us eighth graders.” – MK
“In Khan Academy I am now learning new things a lot faster than what I would be doing if I got taught by a teacher. Though I only get to log in at school I feel as if I learned two days’ worth of lessons.” – JR
“I just really appreciate what you and Brainy Groveland do for me and my classmates.” – JWD
“I’ve never been paid for doing math or math homework and it’s kinda cool.” – NA
“Thank you for everything the effort, program, money, and kindness.” – JPe
“I wish that I could sit down with you and ask you everything there is to know about math.” – JPo
“I wanted to thank Brainy Groveland for their commitment to Tenaya. It makes me wanna become someone when I’m older.” – AP
“Your Brainy Groveland program is so generous and nice. The patience with all of us kids is very wonderful. All of the effort you put into everything must be kind of challenging some times.” – RH
=====Previous Years=====
{{image url="uploads/Images/AileeFront_400high.jpg" title="Thank You Note" alt="Math thank you note" width="277" height="400" class="right"}}
In early 2012 we met with about six students each week. This was a new approach for us, trying to provide enrichment activities for the students who were already doing well. We touched on a variety of topics, including magic squares, prime factorization, estimating the value of Pi, and just playing math-related games. We also spent a few weeks reviewing the standard curriculum before the annual STAR tests in the spring. It was a great group of students, and they were quite enthusiastic.
News for our math students and mentors: The classroom we worked with in the spring of 2012 more than doubled the number of students scoring "Advanced" on the California's STAR test, from 18% to 38%! We can't take credit for all of that - some of those students never worked with us - but it's good news any way you look at it.
====Articles: ====


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""<!-- <div style="font:36pt Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; text-align:center;color:blue">Brainy Groveland</span> -->""

Brainy Groveland exists to promote education in Groveland, California and surrounding communities. We do this primarily through in­cen­tive programs in math and reading.

======Reading======

===== 2014-2015 =====
Reading has begun! The current statistics are below.

{{bgstats startd="2014-08-21" endd="2015-06-01"}}
We have a whole page of additional [[ReadingStats Reading Program statistics]].

===== 2012-2013 =====
We had our year-end awards and snacks on June 3rd at Tenaya. $633 in matching rewards were handed out to 52 2nd and 3rd grade students. The number of books read per student was a record 19. Twenty eight volunteers conducted almost 700 student meetings, and 972 books were read.

{{image url="uploads/Images/Wristbands400_0089.jpg" title="Wristbands" alt="Brainy Groveland Wristbands" width="400" height="267" class="right"}}

======Math======
===== 2013-2014 =====
This year we are attempting to find a simpler-to-run set of programs. As always, we will try to be efficient in making the biggest contribution we can from the time and funds we put in. We have two parts to the program this year:
1) 4""<sup>th</sup>"" Grade Math Facts. Math should be exciting, conceptual, and full of discoveries. Unfortunately, a weak grasp of basic facts can get in the way of that exploration. At the beginning of the year, we will try to ensure that the simple addition and multiplication facts from second and third grade have been fully absorbed. As the year goes on, we can add more complex material. The format will be similar to the reading program, with volunteers conducting brief weekly sessions with each student. Students can practice between sessions to earn cash awards more quickly.
1) 8""<sup>th</sup>"" Grade tutoring. After our 3""<sup>rd</sup>"" grade reading and 4""<sup>th</sup>"" grade math programs are up and running, we hope to offer one-on-one tutoring to the 8""<sup>th</sup>"" grade class. The intent is to have the same volunteer-student pairs each time, so the they can learn to work together effectively. Each pair will be responsible for their own scheduling, so that no central coordination is needed once the program gets started. We hope to work with students at all levels, since any willing student can benefit from customized help.

With the button and link below you can download the Brainy Groveland flash card practice App. This app is designed to be very simple to use, but to keep it simple it has very few features. More details are listed below.

Original version, for Android 2.3.3 and newer, without the timed test option. This works on the original Kindle Fire.
#%{{files download="BrainyMathFacts2.apk" text="Math Facts Practice App for Android"}}#%

New version for 2014-2015. Should work on Android 4.0 and newer. This is the version we use in the classroom as of October 10, 2014.
[[http://www.brainygroveland.com/wikka.php?wakka=LinksResources/files.xml&action=download&file=BrainyMathFacts2.apk New Android App for 2014-2015]]

Special challenge version - multiplication questions to 15 rather than 12.: [[http://www.brainygroveland.com/wikka.php?wakka=LinksResources/files.xml&action=download&file=BrainyChallengeTo15.apk Challenge Version]]



- The App is for Android devices only. It will not work on Apple or Windows products.
- It has been tested on screens as small as a Samsung Galaxy phone and as large as a 10" tablet.
- The newer app has been tested on several Android versions from 4.0.4 to 4.4.2.
- The app is free to use and share. I only ask that you not sell it make it part of some other product.
- To install the app:
1) In your device's Settings (typically under the Security section) enable "Allow installation of apps from unknown sources". You may want to disable this again after you are done.
1) Download the file to your device.
1) If it does not install automatically, use a file manager app to go to your downloads folder and click the file "" "BrainyMathFacts2.apk" "". Installation should begin.
- The app allows you to practice multiplication up to 12 times 12, and addition with sums up to 20. Other topics may be added occasionally.
- In "Practice and Learn" mode, you tap the question mark to see the answer to each problem, and self-evaluate your performance. If you know the answer quickly and correctly, click "Right!". If not, click "Oops." The app will automatically give you extra practice on that problem during the current session. Nothing is remembered between sessions, or if you choose the "Start Over" menu option.
- "Practice the Test" mode is very strict. You type in the answers and there is a limit on how long you can take for a problem. There is also a required average speed. One mistake and you are out! The trick is to stay relaxed while working quickly. If you put too much pressure on yourself, you'll make more mistakes. Just keep starting over until you can get through the whole test, or go back to "Practice and Learn" to learn at your own pace.

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QuickTest


There is a little more detail on the MathStats page.

=====2012-2013=====

In 2012-2013 we expanded the program aggressively. On goal was to help students learn math. Another was to explore approaches which might become permanent features of Brainy Groveland. Below is a quick summary of the approaches and results.

1) 4""<sup>th</sup>"" Grade enrichment. Some of the top students from one classroom met weekly with volunteers. In general, carefully planned custom activities worked well. Helping the students with Study Island was only occasionally effective. The students enjoyed our efforts to prepare them for the STAR math tests. The teacher reports that the students benefited substantially, sometimes by simply having a more positive and flexible attitude toward math. Volunteers often found the sessions difficult, because the content, the attention of the students, and the ratio of waiting time versus student interaction time varied widely between sessions.
1) 7""<sup>th</sup>"" Grade enrichment. We had a talented group of students, and an equally talented group of volunteers. Unfortunately, an unreliable schedule made it impossible to continue. Lesson learned: we need to have clear written schedule plans, and probably should have both the teacher and principal involved when we work with a new teacher.
1) 8""<sup>th</sup>"" Grade pre-algebra. We started with a volunteer-heavy tutoring approach using Khan Academy. Technical and scheduling problems ended that approach in mid year. For the rest of the year we had an expensive but effective program of rewarding students for work done with Khan Academy. This approach isn't perfect, but we might consider something like it again.

There are statistics for the Khan Academy portion of the program on the MathStats page.


**A quote from one of the 8""<sup>th</sup>"" grade teachers:**
“Thank you for giving us your time, talent, patience, organization, and the driving force of money which led the kids to improve their math skills.” - Judith Hawkins

**Quotes from some 8""<sup>th</sup>"" grade students:**
“I want to say thank you for giving me the chrome book. It is the best thing to get for doing math.” – TC
“I had such a fun time with your program. Khan Academy and Brainy Groveland helped me so much with earning money and well, winning an awesome computer! I really appreciate all your time and effort you spent to help us. Thank you so much for all you have done.” - GF
“I want to thank you for the time you put into the program in order for us to expand our learning.” – AM
“I would also like to thank you for your patience and effort for us eighth graders.” – MK
“In Khan Academy I am now learning new things a lot faster than what I would be doing if I got taught by a teacher. Though I only get to log in at school I feel as if I learned two days’ worth of lessons.” – JR
“I just really appreciate what you and Brainy Groveland do for me and my classmates.” – JWD
“I’ve never been paid for doing math or math homework and it’s kinda cool.” – NA
“Thank you for everything the effort, program, money, and kindness.” – JPe
“I wish that I could sit down with you and ask you everything there is to know about math.” – JPo
“I wanted to thank Brainy Groveland for their commitment to Tenaya. It makes me wanna become someone when I’m older.” – AP
“Your Brainy Groveland program is so generous and nice. The patience with all of us kids is very wonderful. All of the effort you put into everything must be kind of challenging some times.” – RH


=====Previous Years=====
{{image url="uploads/Images/AileeFront_400high.jpg" title="Thank You Note" alt="Math thank you note" width="277" height="400" class="right"}}
In early 2012 we met with about six students each week. This was a new approach for us, trying to provide enrichment activities for the students who were already doing well. We touched on a variety of topics, including magic squares, prime factorization, estimating the value of Pi, and just playing math-related games. We also spent a few weeks reviewing the standard curriculum before the annual STAR tests in the spring. It was a great group of students, and they were quite enthusiastic.

News for our math students and mentors: The classroom we worked with in the spring of 2012 more than doubled the number of students scoring "Advanced" on the California's STAR test, from 18% to 38%! We can't take credit for all of that - some of those students never worked with us - but it's good news any way you look at it.

====Articles: ====

[[http://qje.oxfordjournals.org/content/126/4/1755.full.pdf Financial Incentives and Student Achievement:
Evidence from Randomized Trials]] One of the most-referenced journal articles about educational incentives, by Roland Fryer

The June 9, 2012 article [[http://finance.yahoo.com/news/freakonomics-economist-discovered-way-bribe-183215497.html The Freakonomics Economist Discovered the Right Way to Bribe Students]] describes a study of what sort of incentives work best for students.

Time Magazine's April 8, 2010 issue has [[http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1978589,00.html an article]] about the effects of paying students for per­form­ance. It is worth a careful reading, as some approaches work better than others. It is gratifying to see that the most effective program was the one most like Brainy Groveland's reading program.

Another Time article, April 3, 2012 talks about the [[http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2122757,00.html importance of 3rd grade reading]]. You can get a taste from the link, but the full arti­cle is reserved for subscribers.


=====Other Content=====
- [[BGInTheNews News and Awards]]
- [[TheOrg The Organization]]
- [[GoalsApproach Goals, Approach, and Policies]]
- [[ReadingProgram Reading Program]]
- [[MathProgram Math Program]]
- [[MathContest Math Contests]]
- Other [[ProjectIdeas Project Ideas]]
- [[Volunteers]]
- [[Donors]]
- [[LinksResources Links and Resources]]

=====Authorized Users Only:=====
[[RecordBookRead Record Books Read]]
[[RecordMathDone Record Math Tests Passed]]
[[ReadingAdmin Reading Administrative Functions]]
[[MathAdmin Math Administrative Functions]]
[[MathHelpPages Help Pages for Some Math Subjects]]
[[TeacherResources Teacher Resources - Under Construction]]
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""<!-- <div style="font:36pt Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; text-align:center;color:blue">Brainy Groveland</span> -->""

Brainy Groveland exists to promote education in Groveland, California and surrounding communities. We do this primarily through in­cen­tive programs in math and reading.

======Reading======

===== 2014-2015 =====
Reading has begun! The current statistics are below.

{{bgstats startd="2014-08-21" endd="2015-06-01"}}
We have a whole page of additional [[ReadingStats Reading Program statistics]].

===== 2012-2013 =====
We had our year-end awards and snacks on June 3rd at Tenaya. $633 in matching rewards were handed out to 52 2nd and 3rd grade students. The number of books read per student was a record 19. Twenty eight volunteers conducted almost 700 student meetings, and 972 books were read.

{{image url="uploads/Images/Wristbands400_0089.jpg" title="Wristbands" alt="Brainy Groveland Wristbands" width="400" height="267" class="right"}}

======Math======
===== 2013-2014 =====
This year we are attempting to find a simpler-to-run set of programs. As always, we will try to be efficient in making the biggest contribution we can from the time and funds we put in. We have two parts to the program this year:
1) 4""<sup>th</sup>"" Grade Math Facts. Math should be exciting, conceptual, and full of discoveries. Unfortunately, a weak grasp of basic facts can get in the way of that exploration. At the beginning of the year, we will try to ensure that the simple addition and multiplication facts from second and third grade have been fully absorbed. As the year goes on, we can add more complex material. The format will be similar to the reading program, with volunteers conducting brief weekly sessions with each student. Students can practice between sessions to earn cash awards more quickly.
1) 8""<sup>th</sup>"" Grade tutoring. After our 3""<sup>rd</sup>"" grade reading and 4""<sup>th</sup>"" grade math programs are up and running, we hope to offer one-on-one tutoring to the 8""<sup>th</sup>"" grade class. The intent is to have the same volunteer-student pairs each time, so the they can learn to work together effectively. Each pair will be responsible for their own scheduling, so that no central coordination is needed once the program gets started. We hope to work with students at all levels, since any willing student can benefit from customized help.

With the button and link below you can download the Brainy Groveland flash card practice App. This app is designed to be very simple to use, but to keep it simple it has very few features. More details are listed below.

Original version, for Android 2.3.3 and newer, without the timed test option. This works on the original Kindle Fire.
#%{{files download="BrainyMathFacts2.apk" text="Math Facts Practice App for Android"}}#%

New version for 2014-2015. Should work on Android 4.0 and newer. This is the version we use in the classroom as of October 10, 2014.
[[http://www.brainygroveland.com/wikka.php?wakka=LinksResources/files.xml&action=download&file=BrainyMathFacts2.apk New Android App for 2014-2015]]

Special challenge version - multiplication questions to 15 rather than 12.: [[http://www.brainygroveland.com/wikka.php?wakka=LinksResources/files.xml&action=download&file=BrainyChallengeTo15.apk Challenge Version]]



- The App is for Android devices only. It will not work on Apple or Windows products.
- It has been tested on screens as small as a Samsung Galaxy phone and as large as a 10" tablet.
- The newer app has been tested on several Android versions from 4.0.4 to 4.4.2.
- The app is free to use and share. I only ask that you not sell it make it part of some other product.
- To install the app:
1) In your device's Settings (typically under the Security section) enable "Allow installation of apps from unknown sources". You may want to disable this again after you are done.
1) Download the file to your device.
1) If it does not install automatically, use a file manager app to go to your downloads folder and click the file "" "BrainyMathFacts2.apk" "". Installation should begin.
- The app allows you to practice multiplication up to 12 times 12, and addition with sums up to 20. Other topics may be added occasionally.
- In "Practice and Learn" mode, you tap the question mark to see the answer to each problem, and self-evaluate your performance. If you know the answer quickly and correctly, click "Right!". If not, click "Oops." The app will automatically give you extra practice on that problem during the current session. Nothing is remembered between sessions, or if you choose the "Start Over" menu option.
- "Practice the Test" mode is very strict. You type in the answers and there is a limit on how long you can take for a problem. There is also a required average speed. One mistake and you are out! The trick is to stay relaxed while working quickly. If you put too much pressure on yourself, you'll make more mistakes. Just keep starting over until you can get through the whole test, or go back to "Practice and Learn" to learn at your own pace.

{{bgstatsmath startd="2013-09-25" endd="2014-06-30"}}


There is a little more detail on the MathStats page.

=====2012-2013=====

In 2012-2013 we expanded the program aggressively. On goal was to help students learn math. Another was to explore approaches which might become permanent features of Brainy Groveland. Below is a quick summary of the approaches and results.

1) 4""<sup>th</sup>"" Grade enrichment. Some of the top students from one classroom met weekly with volunteers. In general, carefully planned custom activities worked well. Helping the students with Study Island was only occasionally effective. The students enjoyed our efforts to prepare them for the STAR math tests. The teacher reports that the students benefited substantially, sometimes by simply having a more positive and flexible attitude toward math. Volunteers often found the sessions difficult, because the content, the attention of the students, and the ratio of waiting time versus student interaction time varied widely between sessions.
1) 7""<sup>th</sup>"" Grade enrichment. We had a talented group of students, and an equally talented group of volunteers. Unfortunately, an unreliable schedule made it impossible to continue. Lesson learned: we need to have clear written schedule plans, and probably should have both the teacher and principal involved when we work with a new teacher.
1) 8""<sup>th</sup>"" Grade pre-algebra. We started with a volunteer-heavy tutoring approach using Khan Academy. Technical and scheduling problems ended that approach in mid year. For the rest of the year we had an expensive but effective program of rewarding students for work done with Khan Academy. This approach isn't perfect, but we might consider something like it again.

There are statistics for the Khan Academy portion of the program on the MathStats page.


**A quote from one of the 8""<sup>th</sup>"" grade teachers:**
“Thank you for giving us your time, talent, patience, organization, and the driving force of money which led the kids to improve their math skills.” - Judith Hawkins

**Quotes from some 8""<sup>th</sup>"" grade students:**
“I want to say thank you for giving me the chrome book. It is the best thing to get for doing math.” – TC
“I had such a fun time with your program. Khan Academy and Brainy Groveland helped me so much with earning money and well, winning an awesome computer! I really appreciate all your time and effort you spent to help us. Thank you so much for all you have done.” - GF
“I want to thank you for the time you put into the program in order for us to expand our learning.” – AM
“I would also like to thank you for your patience and effort for us eighth graders.” – MK
“In Khan Academy I am now learning new things a lot faster than what I would be doing if I got taught by a teacher. Though I only get to log in at school I feel as if I learned two days’ worth of lessons.” – JR
“I just really appreciate what you and Brainy Groveland do for me and my classmates.” – JWD
“I’ve never been paid for doing math or math homework and it’s kinda cool.” – NA
“Thank you for everything the effort, program, money, and kindness.” – JPe
“I wish that I could sit down with you and ask you everything there is to know about math.” – JPo
“I wanted to thank Brainy Groveland for their commitment to Tenaya. It makes me wanna become someone when I’m older.” – AP
“Your Brainy Groveland program is so generous and nice. The patience with all of us kids is very wonderful. All of the effort you put into everything must be kind of challenging some times.” – RH


=====Previous Years=====
{{image url="uploads/Images/AileeFront_400high.jpg" title="Thank You Note" alt="Math thank you note" width="277" height="400" class="right"}}
In early 2012 we met with about six students each week. This was a new approach for us, trying to provide enrichment activities for the students who were already doing well. We touched on a variety of topics, including magic squares, prime factorization, estimating the value of Pi, and just playing math-related games. We also spent a few weeks reviewing the standard curriculum before the annual STAR tests in the spring. It was a great group of students, and they were quite enthusiastic.

News for our math students and mentors: The classroom we worked with in the spring of 2012 more than doubled the number of students scoring "Advanced" on the California's STAR test, from 18% to 38%! We can't take credit for all of that - some of those students never worked with us - but it's good news any way you look at it.

====Articles: ====

[[http://qje.oxfordjournals.org/content/126/4/1755.full.pdf Financial Incentives and Student Achievement:
Evidence from Randomized Trials]] One of the most-referenced journal articles about educational incentives, by Roland Fryer

The June 9, 2012 article [[http://finance.yahoo.com/news/freakonomics-economist-discovered-way-bribe-183215497.html The Freakonomics Economist Discovered the Right Way to Bribe Students]] describes a study of what sort of incentives work best for students.

Time Magazine's April 8, 2010 issue has [[http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1978589,00.html an article]] about the effects of paying students for per­form­ance. It is worth a careful reading, as some approaches work better than others. It is gratifying to see that the most effective program was the one most like Brainy Groveland's reading program.

Another Time article, April 3, 2012 talks about the [[http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2122757,00.html importance of 3rd grade reading]]. You can get a taste from the link, but the full arti­cle is reserved for subscribers.


=====Other Content=====
- [[BGInTheNews News and Awards]]
- [[TheOrg The Organization]]
- [[GoalsApproach Goals, Approach, and Policies]]
- [[ReadingProgram Reading Program]]
- [[MathProgram Math Program]]
- [[MathContest Math Contests]]
- Other [[ProjectIdeas Project Ideas]]
- [[Volunteers]]
- [[Donors]]
- [[LinksResources Links and Resources]]

=====Authorized Users Only:=====
[[RecordBookRead Record Books Read]]
[[RecordMathDone Record Math Tests Passed]]
[[ReadingAdmin Reading Administrative Functions]]
[[MathAdmin Math Administrative Functions]]
[[MathHelpPages Help Pages for Some Math Subjects]]
[[TeacherResources Teacher Resources - Under Construction]]


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""<!-- <div style="font:36pt Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; text-align:center;color:blue">Brainy Groveland</span> -->""

Brainy Groveland exists to promote education in Groveland, California and surrounding communities. We do this primarily through in­cen­tive programs in math and reading.

======Reading======

===== 2014-2015 =====
Reading has begun! The current statistics are below.

{{bgstats startd="2014-08-21" endd="2015-06-01"}}
We have a whole page of additional [[ReadingStats Reading Program statistics]].

===== 2012-2013 =====
We had our year-end awards and snacks on June 3rd at Tenaya. $633 in matching rewards were handed out to 52 2nd and 3rd grade students. The number of books read per student was a record 19. Twenty eight volunteers conducted almost 700 student meetings, and 972 books were read.

{{image url="uploads/Images/Wristbands400_0089.jpg" title="Wristbands" alt="Brainy Groveland Wristbands" width="400" height="267" class="right"}}

======Math======
===== 2013-2014 =====
This year we are attempting to find a simpler-to-run set of programs. As always, we will try to be efficient in making the biggest contribution we can from the time and funds we put in. We have two parts to the program this year:
1) 4""<sup>th</sup>"" Grade Math Facts. Math should be exciting, conceptual, and full of discoveries. Unfortunately, a weak grasp of basic facts can get in the way of that exploration. At the beginning of the year, we will try to ensure that the simple addition and multiplication facts from second and third grade have been fully absorbed. As the year goes on, we can add more complex material. The format will be similar to the reading program, with volunteers conducting brief weekly sessions with each student. Students can practice between sessions to earn cash awards more quickly.
1) 8""<sup>th</sup>"" Grade tutoring. After our 3""<sup>rd</sup>"" grade reading and 4""<sup>th</sup>"" grade math programs are up and running, we hope to offer one-on-one tutoring to the 8""<sup>th</sup>"" grade class. The intent is to have the same volunteer-student pairs each time, so the they can learn to work together effectively. Each pair will be responsible for their own scheduling, so that no central coordination is needed once the program gets started. We hope to work with students at all levels, since any willing student can benefit from customized help.

With the button and link below you can download the Brainy Groveland flash card practice App. This app is designed to be very simple to use, but to keep it simple it has very few features. More details are listed below.

Original version, for Android 2.3.3 and newer, without the timed test option. This works on the original Kindle Fire.
#%{{files download="BrainyMathFacts2.apk" text="Math Facts Practice App for Android"}}#%

New version for 2014-2015. Should work on Android 4.0 and newer. This is the version we use in the classroom as of October 10, 2014.
[[http://www.brainygroveland.com/wikka.php?wakka=LinksResources/files.xml&action=download&file=BrainyMathFacts2.apk New Android App for 2014-2015]]

Special challenge version - multiplication questions to 15 rather than 12.: [[http://www.brainygroveland.com/wikka.php?wakka=LinksResources/files.xml&action=download&file=BrainyChallengeTo15.apk Challenge Version]]



- The App is for Android devices only. It will not work on Apple or Windows products.
- It has been tested on screens as small as a Samsung Galaxy phone and as large as a 10" tablet.
- The newer app has been tested on several Android versions from 4.0.4 to 4.4.2.
- The app is free to use and share. I only ask that you not sell it make it part of some other product.
- To install the app:
1) In your device's Settings (typically under the Security section) enable "Allow installation of apps from unknown sources". You may want to disable this again after you are done.
1) Download the file to your device.
1) If it does not install automatically, use a file manager app to go to your downloads folder and click the file "" "BrainyMathFacts2.apk" "". Installation should begin.
- The app allows you to practice multiplication up to 12 times 12, and addition with sums up to 20. Other topics may be added occasionally.
- In "Practice and Learn" mode, you tap the question mark to see the answer to each problem, and self-evaluate your performance. If you know the answer quickly and correctly, click "Right!". If not, click "Oops." The app will automatically give you extra practice on that problem during the current session. Nothing is remembered between sessions, or if you choose the "Start Over" menu option.
- "Practice the Test" mode is very strict. You type in the answers and there is a limit on how long you can take for a problem. There is also a required average speed. One mistake and you are out! The trick is to stay relaxed while working quickly. If you put too much pressure on yourself, you'll make more mistakes. Just keep starting over until you can get through the whole test, or go back to "Practice and Learn" to learn at your own pace.

{{bgstatsmath startd="2013-09-25" endd="2014-06-30"}}


There is a little more detail on the MathStats page.

=====2012-2013=====

In 2012-2013 we expanded the program aggressively. On goal was to help students learn math. Another was to explore approaches which might become permanent features of Brainy Groveland. Below is a quick summary of the approaches and results.

1) 4""<sup>th</sup>"" Grade enrichment. Some of the top students from one classroom met weekly with volunteers. In general, carefully planned custom activities worked well. Helping the students with Study Island was only occasionally effective. The students enjoyed our efforts to prepare them for the STAR math tests. The teacher reports that the students benefited substantially, sometimes by simply having a more positive and flexible attitude toward math. Volunteers often found the sessions difficult, because the content, the attention of the students, and the ratio of waiting time versus student interaction time varied widely between sessions.
1) 7""<sup>th</sup>"" Grade enrichment. We had a talented group of students, and an equally talented group of volunteers. Unfortunately, an unreliable schedule made it impossible to continue. Lesson learned: we need to have clear written schedule plans, and probably should have both the teacher and principal involved when we work with a new teacher.
1) 8""<sup>th</sup>"" Grade pre-algebra. We started with a volunteer-heavy tutoring approach using Khan Academy. Technical and scheduling problems ended that approach in mid year. For the rest of the year we had an expensive but effective program of rewarding students for work done with Khan Academy. This approach isn't perfect, but we might consider something like it again.

There are statistics for the Khan Academy portion of the program on the MathStats page.


**A quote from one of the 8""<sup>th</sup>"" grade teachers:**
“Thank you for giving us your time, talent, patience, organization, and the driving force of money which led the kids to improve their math skills.” - Judith Hawkins

**Quotes from some 8""<sup>th</sup>"" grade students:**
“I want to say thank you for giving me the chrome book. It is the best thing to get for doing math.” – TC
“I had such a fun time with your program. Khan Academy and Brainy Groveland helped me so much with earning money and well, winning an awesome computer! I really appreciate all your time and effort you spent to help us. Thank you so much for all you have done.” - GF
“I want to thank you for the time you put into the program in order for us to expand our learning.” – AM
“I would also like to thank you for your patience and effort for us eighth graders.” – MK
“In Khan Academy I am now learning new things a lot faster than what I would be doing if I got taught by a teacher. Though I only get to log in at school I feel as if I learned two days’ worth of lessons.” – JR
“I just really appreciate what you and Brainy Groveland do for me and my classmates.” – JWD
“I’ve never been paid for doing math or math homework and it’s kinda cool.” – NA
“Thank you for everything the effort, program, money, and kindness.” – JPe
“I wish that I could sit down with you and ask you everything there is to know about math.” – JPo
“I wanted to thank Brainy Groveland for their commitment to Tenaya. It makes me wanna become someone when I’m older.” – AP
“Your Brainy Groveland program is so generous and nice. The patience with all of us kids is very wonderful. All of the effort you put into everything must be kind of challenging some times.” – RH


=====Previous Years=====
{{image url="uploads/Images/AileeFront_400high.jpg" title="Thank You Note" alt="Math thank you note" width="277" height="400" class="right"}}
In early 2012 we met with about six students each week. This was a new approach for us, trying to provide enrichment activities for the students who were already doing well. We touched on a variety of topics, including magic squares, prime factorization, estimating the value of Pi, and just playing math-related games. We also spent a few weeks reviewing the standard curriculum before the annual STAR tests in the spring. It was a great group of students, and they were quite enthusiastic.

News for our math students and mentors: The classroom we worked with in the spring of 2012 more than doubled the number of students scoring "Advanced" on the California's STAR test, from 18% to 38%! We can't take credit for all of that - some of those students never worked with us - but it's good news any way you look at it.

====Articles: ====

[[http://qje.oxfordjournals.org/content/126/4/1755.full.pdf Financial Incentives and Student Achievement:
Evidence from Randomized Trials]] One of the most-referenced journal articles about educational incentives, by Roland Fryer

The June 9, 2012 article [[http://finance.yahoo.com/news/freakonomics-economist-discovered-way-bribe-183215497.html The Freakonomics Economist Discovered the Right Way to Bribe Students]] describes a study of what sort of incentives work best for students.

Time Magazine's April 8, 2010 issue has [[http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1978589,00.html an article]] about the effects of paying students for per­form­ance. It is worth a careful reading, as some approaches work better than others. It is gratifying to see that the most effective program was the one most like Brainy Groveland's reading program.

Another Time article, April 3, 2012 talks about the [[http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2122757,00.html importance of 3rd grade reading]]. You can get a taste from the link, but the full arti­cle is reserved for subscribers.


=====Other Content=====
- [[BGInTheNews News and Awards]]
- [[TheOrg The Organization]]
- [[GoalsApproach Goals, Approach, and Policies]]
- [[ReadingProgram Reading Program]]
- [[MathProgram Math Program]]
- [[MathContest Math Contests]]
- Other [[ProjectIdeas Project Ideas]]
- [[Volunteers]]
- [[Donors]]
- [[LinksResources Links and Resources]]

=====Authorized Users Only:=====
[[RecordBookRead Record Books Read]]
[[RecordMathDone Record Math Tests Passed]]
[[ReadingAdmin Reading Administrative Functions]]
[[MathAdmin Math Administrative Functions]]
[[MathHelpPages Help Pages for Some Math Subjects]]
[[TeacherResources Teacher Resources - Under Construction]]
Deletions:
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""<!-- <div style="font:36pt Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; text-align:center;color:blue">Brainy Groveland</span> -->""

Brainy Groveland exists to promote education in Groveland, California and surrounding communities. We do this primarily through in­cen­tive programs in math and reading.

======Reading======

===== 2014-2015 =====
Reading has begun! The current statistics are below.

{{bgstats startd="2014-08-21" endd="2015-06-01"}}
We have a whole page of additional [[ReadingStats Reading Program statistics]].

===== 2012-2013 =====
We had our year-end awards and snacks on June 3rd at Tenaya. $633 in matching rewards were handed out to 52 2nd and 3rd grade students. The number of books read per student was a record 19. Twenty eight volunteers conducted almost 700 student meetings, and 972 books were read.

{{image url="uploads/Images/Wristbands400_0089.jpg" title="Wristbands" alt="Brainy Groveland Wristbands" width="400" height="267" class="right"}}

======Math======
===== 2013-2014 =====
This year we are attempting to find a simpler-to-run set of programs. As always, we will try to be efficient in making the biggest contribution we can from the time and funds we put in. We have two parts to the program this year:
1) 4""<sup>th</sup>"" Grade Math Facts. Math should be exciting, conceptual, and full of discoveries. Unfortunately, a weak grasp of basic facts can get in the way of that exploration. At the beginning of the year, we will try to ensure that the simple addition and multiplication facts from second and third grade have been fully absorbed. As the year goes on, we can add more complex material. The format will be similar to the reading program, with volunteers conducting brief weekly sessions with each student. Students can practice between sessions to earn cash awards more quickly.
1) 8""<sup>th</sup>"" Grade tutoring. After our 3""<sup>rd</sup>"" grade reading and 4""<sup>th</sup>"" grade math programs are up and running, we hope to offer one-on-one tutoring to the 8""<sup>th</sup>"" grade class. The intent is to have the same volunteer-student pairs each time, so the they can learn to work together effectively. Each pair will be responsible for their own scheduling, so that no central coordination is needed once the program gets started. We hope to work with students at all levels, since any willing student can benefit from customized help.

With the button and link below you can download the Brainy Groveland flash card practice App. This app is designed to be very simple to use, but to keep it simple it has very few features. More details are listed below.

Original version, for Android 2.3.3 and newer, without the timed test option. This works on the original Kindle Fire.
#%{{files download="BrainyMathFacts2.apk" text="Math Facts Practice App for Android"}}#%

New version for 2014-2015. Should work on Android 4.0 and newer. This is the version we use in the classroom as of October 10, 2014.
[[http://www.brainygroveland.com/wikka.php?wakka=LinksResources/files.xml&action=download&file=BrainyMathFacts2.apk New Android App for 2014-2015]]

Special challenge version - multiplication questions to 15 rather than 12.: [[http://www.brainygroveland.com/wikka.php?wakka=LinksResources/files.xml&action=download&file=BrainyChallengeTo15.apk Challenge Version]]



- The App is for Android devices only. It will not work on Apple or Windows products.
- It has been tested on screens as small as a Samsung Galaxy phone and as large as a 10" tablet.
- The newer app has been tested on several Android versions from 4.0.4 to 4.4.2.
- The app is free to use and share. I only ask that you not sell it make it part of some other product.
- To install the app:
1) In your device's Settings (typically under the Security section) enable "Allow installation of apps from unknown sources". You may want to disable this again after you are done.
1) Download the file to your device.
1) If it does not install automatically, use a file manager app to go to your downloads folder and click the file "" "BrainyMathFacts2.apk" "". Installation should begin.
- The app allows you to practice multiplication up to 12 times 12, and addition with sums up to 20. Other topics may be added occasionally.
- In "Practice and Learn" mode, you tap the question mark to see the answer to each problem, and self-evaluate your performance. If you know the answer quickly and correctly, click "Right!". If not, click "Oops." The app will automatically give you extra practice on that problem during the current session. Nothing is remembered between sessions, or if you choose the "Start Over" menu option.
- "Practice the Test" mode is very strict. You type in the answers and there is a limit on how long you can take for a problem. There is also a required average speed. One mistake and you are out! The trick is to stay relaxed while working quickly. If you put too much pressure on yourself, you'll make more mistakes. Just keep starting over until you can get through the whole test, or go back to "Practice and Learn" to learn at your own pace.

{{bgstatsmath startd="2014-09-25" endd="2015-06-30"}}
There is a little more detail on the MathStats page.

=====2012-2013=====

In 2012-2013 we expanded the program aggressively. On goal was to help students learn math. Another was to explore approaches which might become permanent features of Brainy Groveland. Below is a quick summary of the approaches and results.

1) 4""<sup>th</sup>"" Grade enrichment. Some of the top students from one classroom met weekly with volunteers. In general, carefully planned custom activities worked well. Helping the students with Study Island was only occasionally effective. The students enjoyed our efforts to prepare them for the STAR math tests. The teacher reports that the students benefited substantially, sometimes by simply having a more positive and flexible attitude toward math. Volunteers often found the sessions difficult, because the content, the attention of the students, and the ratio of waiting time versus student interaction time varied widely between sessions.
1) 7""<sup>th</sup>"" Grade enrichment. We had a talented group of students, and an equally talented group of volunteers. Unfortunately, an unreliable schedule made it impossible to continue. Lesson learned: we need to have clear written schedule plans, and probably should have both the teacher and principal involved when we work with a new teacher.
1) 8""<sup>th</sup>"" Grade pre-algebra. We started with a volunteer-heavy tutoring approach using Khan Academy. Technical and scheduling problems ended that approach in mid year. For the rest of the year we had an expensive but effective program of rewarding students for work done with Khan Academy. This approach isn't perfect, but we might consider something like it again.

There are statistics for the Khan Academy portion of the program on the MathStats page.


**A quote from one of the 8""<sup>th</sup>"" grade teachers:**
“Thank you for giving us your time, talent, patience, organization, and the driving force of money which led the kids to improve their math skills.” - Judith Hawkins

**Quotes from some 8""<sup>th</sup>"" grade students:**
“I want to say thank you for giving me the chrome book. It is the best thing to get for doing math.” – TC
“I had such a fun time with your program. Khan Academy and Brainy Groveland helped me so much with earning money and well, winning an awesome computer! I really appreciate all your time and effort you spent to help us. Thank you so much for all you have done.” - GF
“I want to thank you for the time you put into the program in order for us to expand our learning.” – AM
“I would also like to thank you for your patience and effort for us eighth graders.” – MK
“In Khan Academy I am now learning new things a lot faster than what I would be doing if I got taught by a teacher. Though I only get to log in at school I feel as if I learned two days’ worth of lessons.” – JR
“I just really appreciate what you and Brainy Groveland do for me and my classmates.” – JWD
“I’ve never been paid for doing math or math homework and it’s kinda cool.” – NA
“Thank you for everything the effort, program, money, and kindness.” – JPe
“I wish that I could sit down with you and ask you everything there is to know about math.” – JPo
“I wanted to thank Brainy Groveland for their commitment to Tenaya. It makes me wanna become someone when I’m older.” – AP
“Your Brainy Groveland program is so generous and nice. The patience with all of us kids is very wonderful. All of the effort you put into everything must be kind of challenging some times.” – RH


=====Previous Years=====
{{image url="uploads/Images/AileeFront_400high.jpg" title="Thank You Note" alt="Math thank you note" width="277" height="400" class="right"}}
In early 2012 we met with about six students each week. This was a new approach for us, trying to provide enrichment activities for the students who were already doing well. We touched on a variety of topics, including magic squares, prime factorization, estimating the value of Pi, and just playing math-related games. We also spent a few weeks reviewing the standard curriculum before the annual STAR tests in the spring. It was a great group of students, and they were quite enthusiastic.

News for our math students and mentors: The classroom we worked with in the spring of 2012 more than doubled the number of students scoring "Advanced" on the California's STAR test, from 18% to 38%! We can't take credit for all of that - some of those students never worked with us - but it's good news any way you look at it.

====Articles: ====

[[http://qje.oxfordjournals.org/content/126/4/1755.full.pdf Financial Incentives and Student Achievement:
Evidence from Randomized Trials]] One of the most-referenced journal articles about educational incentives, by Roland Fryer

The June 9, 2012 article [[http://finance.yahoo.com/news/freakonomics-economist-discovered-way-bribe-183215497.html The Freakonomics Economist Discovered the Right Way to Bribe Students]] describes a study of what sort of incentives work best for students.

Time Magazine's April 8, 2010 issue has [[http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1978589,00.html an article]] about the effects of paying students for per­form­ance. It is worth a careful reading, as some approaches work better than others. It is gratifying to see that the most effective program was the one most like Brainy Groveland's reading program.

Another Time article, April 3, 2012 talks about the [[http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2122757,00.html importance of 3rd grade reading]]. You can get a taste from the link, but the full arti­cle is reserved for subscribers.


=====Other Content=====
- [[BGInTheNews News and Awards]]
- [[TheOrg The Organization]]
- [[GoalsApproach Goals, Approach, and Policies]]
- [[ReadingProgram Reading Program]]
- [[MathProgram Math Program]]
- [[MathContest Math Contests]]
- Other [[ProjectIdeas Project Ideas]]
- [[Volunteers]]
- [[Donors]]
- [[LinksResources Links and Resources]]

=====Authorized Users Only:=====
[[RecordBookRead Record Books Read]]
[[RecordMathDone Record Math Tests Passed]]
[[ReadingAdmin Reading Administrative Functions]]
[[MathAdmin Math Administrative Functions]]
[[MathHelpPages Help Pages for Some Math Subjects]]
[[TeacherResources Teacher Resources - Under Construction]]


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Special challenge version - multiplication questions to 15 rather than 12.: [[http://www.brainygroveland.com/wikka.php?wakka=LinksResources/files.xml&action=download&file=BrainyChallengeTo15.apk Challenge Version]]
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Special challenge version - multiplication questions to 15 rather than 12.: [[http://www.brainygroveland.com/wikka.php?wakka=LinksResources/files.xml&action=download&file=BrainyChallenge15.apk Challenge Version]]


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- "Practice the Test" mode is very strict. You type in the answers and there is a limit on how long you can take for a problem. There is also a required average speed. One mistake and you are out! The trick is to stay relaxed while working quickly. If you put too much pressure on yourself, you'll make more mistakes. Just keep starting over until you can get through the whole test, or go back to "Practice and Learn" to learn at your own pace.
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- In "Practice the Test" mode you type in the answers and there is a limit on how long you can take for a problem. There is also a required average speed. The trick is to stay relaxed while working quickly. If you put too much pressure on yourself, you'll make more mistakes. Just keep starting over until you can get through the whole test, or go back to "Practice and Learn" to learn at your own pace.


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- In "Practice and Learn" mode, you tap the question mark to see the answer to each problem, and self-evaluate your performance. If you know the answer quickly and correctly, click "Right!". If not, click "Oops." The app will automatically give you extra practice on that problem during the current session. Nothing is remembered between sessions, or if you choose the "Start Over" menu option.
- In "Practice the Test" mode you type in the answers and there is a limit on how long you can take for a problem. There is also a required average speed. The trick is to stay relaxed while working quickly. If you put too much pressure on yourself, you'll make more mistakes. Just keep starting over until you can get through the whole test, or go back to "Practice and Learn" to learn at your own pace.
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- When using the app, you tap the question mark to see the answer to each problem, and self-evaluate your performance. If you know the answer quickly and correctly, click "Right!". If not, click "Oops." The app will automatically give you extra practice on that problem during the current session. Nothing is remembered between sessions, or if you choose the "Start Over" menu option.


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New version for 2014-2015. Should work on Android 4.0 and newer. This is the version we use in the classroom as of October 10, 2014.
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New version for 2014-2015. Should work on Android 2.3.3 and newer, but not Kindle Fire. This has only been tested with 4.0.4 and newer. This is the version we use in the classroom as of October 10, 2014.


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New version for 2014-2015. Should work on Android 2.3.3 and newer, but not Kindle Fire. This has only been tested with 4.0.4 and newer. This is the version we use in the classroom as of October 10, 2014.
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===== 2014-2015 =====
Reading has begun! The current statistics are below.
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Reading sessions for this school year start on September 27""<sup>th</sup>"". We'll be meeting with the 3rd graders on Friday afternoons. Start reading now!


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With the button and link below you can download the Brainy Groveland flash card practice App. This app is designed to be very simple to use, but to keep it simple it has very few features. More details are listed below.
Original version, for Android 2.3.3 and newer, without the timed test option. This works on the original Kindle Fire.
New version for 2014-2014. This requires Android 4.0.3 or newer.
- The newer app has been tested on several Android versions from 4.0.4 to 4.4.2.
1) If it does not install automatically, use a file manager app to go to your downloads folder and click the file "" "BrainyMathFacts2.apk" "". Installation should begin.
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With the button below you can download the Brainy Groveland flash card practice App. This app is designed to be very simple to use, but to keep it simple it has very few features. More details are listed below the button.
- It has been tested on several Android versions from 2.3.3 to 4.1.2, and on Kindle Fire.
1) If it does not install automatically, use a file manager app to go to your downloads folder and click the file "" "BrainyMathFacts.apk" "". Installation should begin.


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One of the most-referenced [[http://qje.oxfordjournals.org/content/126/4/1755.full.pdf journal articles]] in the area, by Roland Fryer.


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- The app allows you to practice multiplication up to 12 times 12, and addition with sums up to 20. Other topics may be added occasionally.
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- The app allows you to practice multiplication up to 12 times 12, and addition with sums up to 20.


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1) If it does not install automatically, use a file manager app to go to your downloads folder and click the file "" "BrainyMathFacts.apk" "". Installation should begin.
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1) If it does not install automatically, use a file manager app to go to your downloads folder and click the file ""BrainyMathFacts.apk"". Installation should begin.
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1) If it does not install automatically, use a file manager app to go to your downloads folder and click the file """"BrainyMathFacts.apk"""". Installation should begin.


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#%{{files download="BrainyMathFacts2.apk" text="Math Facts Practice App for Android"}}#%
1) If it does not install automatically, use a file manager app to go to your downloads folder and click the file """"BrainyMathFacts.apk"""". Installation should begin.
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#%{{files download="BrainyMathFacts.apk" text="Math Facts Practice App for Android"}}#%
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With the button below you can download the Brainy Groveland flash card practice App. This app is designed to be very simple to use, but to keep it simple it has very few features. More details are listed below the button.
- The App is for Android devices only. It will not work on Apple or Windows products.
- It has been tested on screens as small as a Samsung Galaxy phone and as large as a 10" tablet.
- It has been tested on several Android versions from 2.3.3 to 4.1.2, and on Kindle Fire.
- The app is free to use and share. I only ask that you not sell it make it part of some other product.
- To install the app:
1) In your device's Settings (typically under the Security section) enable "Allow installation of apps from unknown sources". You may want to disable this again after you are done.
1) Download the file to your device.
1) If it does not install automatically, use a file manager app to go to your downloads folder and click the file "BrainyMathFacts.apk". Installation should begin.
- The app allows you to practice multiplication up to 12 times 12, and addition with sums up to 20.
- When using the app, you tap the question mark to see the answer to each problem, and self-evaluate your performance. If you know the answer quickly and correctly, click "Right!". If not, click "Oops." The app will automatically give you extra practice on that problem during the current session. Nothing is remembered between sessions, or if you choose the "Start Over" menu option.


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Quick update: I'll have automated stats up in a week or so. For now I can say that our first session with the 4th graders resulted in 20 of 20 students receiving a reward for active participation, and 12 of 20 passing at least one test. The students can practice at home before next time, and we have provided 2 Android tablets to the classroom for exclusive use in practicing for our program.


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There is a little more detail on the MathStats page.
There are statistics for the Khan Academy portion of the program on the MathStats page.
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1) 4""<sup>th</sup>"" Grade Math Facts. Math should be exciting, conceptual, and full of discoveries. Unfortunately, a weak grasp of basic facts can get in the way of that exploration. At the beginning of the year, we will try to ensure that the simple addition and multiplication facts from second and third grade have been fully absorbed. As the year goes on, we can add more complex material. The format will be similar to the reading program, with volunteers conducting brief weekly sessions with each student. Students can practice between sessions to earn cash awards more quickly.
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1) 4""<sup>th</sup>"" Grade Math Facts. Math should be exciting, conceptual, and full of discoveries. Unfortunately, a weak grasp of basic facts can get in the way of that exploration. At the beginning of the year, we will try to ensure that the simple addition and multiplication facts from second and third grade have been fully absorbed. As the year goes on, we can add more material. The format will be similar to the reading program, with volunteers conducting brief weekly sessions with each students. Students can practice between sessions to earn cash awards more quickly.
Under development:


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Quick update: I'll have automated stats up in a week or so. For now I can say that our first session with the 4th graders resulted in 20 of 20 students receiving a reward for active participation, and 12 of 20 passing at least one test. The students can practice at home before next time, and we have provided 2 Android tablets to the classroom for exclusive use in practicing for our program.


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Evidence from Randomized Trials]] One of the most-referenced journal articles about educational incentives, by Roland Fryer
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Evidence from Randomized Trials]] One of the most-reference journal articles about educational incentives, by Roland Fryer


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Edited on 2013-09-22 18:26:34 by admin [Updates for the 2013-2014 school year.]
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1) 4""<sup>th</sup>"" Grade Math Facts. Math should be exciting, conceptual, and full of discoveries. Unfortunately, a weak grasp of basic facts can get in the way of that exploration. At the beginning of the year, we will try to ensure that the simple addition and multiplication facts from second and third grade have been fully absorbed. As the year goes on, we can add more material. The format will be similar to the reading program, with volunteers conducting brief weekly sessions with each students. Students can practice between sessions to earn cash awards more quickly.
1) 8""<sup>th</sup>"" Grade tutoring. After our 3""<sup>rd</sup>"" grade reading and 4""<sup>th</sup>"" grade math programs are up and running, we hope to offer one-on-one tutoring to the 8""<sup>th</sup>"" grade class. The intent is to have the same volunteer-student pairs each time, so the they can learn to work together effectively. Each pair will be responsible for their own scheduling, so that no central coordination is needed once the program gets started. We hope to work with students at all levels, since any willing student can benefit from customized help.
1) 4""<sup>th</sup>"" Grade enrichment. Some of the top students from one classroom met weekly with volunteers. In general, carefully planned custom activities worked well. Helping the students with Study Island was only occasionally effective. The students enjoyed our efforts to prepare them for the STAR math tests. The teacher reports that the students benefited substantially, sometimes by simply having a more positive and flexible attitude toward math. Volunteers often found the sessions difficult, because the content, the attention of the students, and the ratio of waiting time versus student interaction time varied widely between sessions.
1) 7""<sup>th</sup>"" Grade enrichment. We had a talented group of students, and an equally talented group of volunteers. Unfortunately, an unreliable schedule made it impossible to continue. Lesson learned: we need to have clear written schedule plans, and probably should have both the teacher and principal involved when we work with a new teacher.
1) 8""<sup>th</sup>"" Grade pre-algebra. We started with a volunteer-heavy tutoring approach using Khan Academy. Technical and scheduling problems ended that approach in mid year. For the rest of the year we had an expensive but effective program of rewarding students for work done with Khan Academy. This approach isn't perfect, but we might consider something like it again.
**A quote from one of the 8""<sup>th</sup>"" grade teachers:**
**Quotes from some 8""<sup>th</sup>"" grade students:**
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1) 4th Grade Math Facts. Math should be exciting, conceptual, and full of discoveries. Unfortunately, a weak grasp of basic facts can get in the way of that exploration. At the beginning of the year, we will try to ensure that the simple addition and multiplication facts from second and third grade have been fully absorbed. As the year goes on, we can add more material. The format will be similar to the reading program, with volunteers conducting brief weekly sessions with each students. Students can practice between sessions to earn cash awards more quickly.
1) 8th Grade tutoring. After our 3rd grade reading and 4th grade math programs are up and running, we hope to offer one-on-one tutoring to the 8th grade class. The intent is to have the same volunteer-student pairs each time, so the they can learn to work together effectively. Each pair will be responsible for their own scheduling, so that no central coordination is needed once the program gets started. We hope to work with students at all levels, since any willing student can benefit from customized help.
1) 4th Grade enrichment. Some of the top students from one classroom met weekly with volunteers. In general, carefully planned custom activities worked well. Helping the students with Study Island was only occasionally effective. The students enjoyed our efforts to prepare them for the STAR math tests. The teacher reports that the students benefited substantially, sometimes by simply having a more positive and flexible attitude toward math. Volunteers often found the sessions difficult, because the content, the attention of the students, and the ratio of waiting time versus student interaction time varied widely between sessions.
1) 7 Grade enrichment. We had a talented group of students, and an equally talented group of volunteers. Unfortunately, an unreliable schedule made it impossible to continue. Lesson learned: we need to have clear written schedule plans, and probably should have both the teacher and principal involved when we work with a new teacher.
1) 8th Grade pre-algebra. We started with a volunteer-heavy tutoring approach using Khan Academy. Technical and scheduling problems ended that approach in mid year. For the rest of the year we had an expensive but effective program of rewarding students for work done with Khan Academy. This approach isn't perfect, but we might consider something like it again.
**A quote from one of the 8th grade teachers:**
**Quotes from some 8th grade students:**


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Reading sessions for this school year start on September 27""<sup>th</sup>"". We'll be meeting with the 3rd graders on Friday afternoons. Start reading now!
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Reading sessions for this school year start on September 27<sup>th</sup>. We'll be meeting with the 3rd graders on Friday afternoons. Start reading now!


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===== 2013-2014 =====
Reading sessions for this school year start on September 27<sup>th</sup>. We'll be meeting with the 3rd graders on Friday afternoons. Start reading now!
{{bgstats startd="2013-09-01" endd="2014-06-01"}}
We have a whole page of additional [[ReadingStats Reading Program statistics]].
===== 2013-2014 =====
This year we are attempting to find a simpler-to-run set of programs. As always, we will try to be efficient in making the biggest contribution we can from the time and funds we put in. We have two parts to the program this year:
1) 4th Grade Math Facts. Math should be exciting, conceptual, and full of discoveries. Unfortunately, a weak grasp of basic facts can get in the way of that exploration. At the beginning of the year, we will try to ensure that the simple addition and multiplication facts from second and third grade have been fully absorbed. As the year goes on, we can add more material. The format will be similar to the reading program, with volunteers conducting brief weekly sessions with each students. Students can practice between sessions to earn cash awards more quickly.
1) 8th Grade tutoring. After our 3rd grade reading and 4th grade math programs are up and running, we hope to offer one-on-one tutoring to the 8th grade class. The intent is to have the same volunteer-student pairs each time, so the they can learn to work together effectively. Each pair will be responsible for their own scheduling, so that no central coordination is needed once the program gets started. We hope to work with students at all levels, since any willing student can benefit from customized help.

In 2012-2013 we expanded the program aggressively. On goal was to help students learn math. Another was to explore approaches which might become permanent features of Brainy Groveland. Below is a quick summary of the approaches and results.
1) 4th Grade enrichment. Some of the top students from one classroom met weekly with volunteers. In general, carefully planned custom activities worked well. Helping the students with Study Island was only occasionally effective. The students enjoyed our efforts to prepare them for the STAR math tests. The teacher reports that the students benefited substantially, sometimes by simply having a more positive and flexible attitude toward math. Volunteers often found the sessions difficult, because the content, the attention of the students, and the ratio of waiting time versus student interaction time varied widely between sessions.
1) 7 Grade enrichment. We had a talented group of students, and an equally talented group of volunteers. Unfortunately, an unreliable schedule made it impossible to continue. Lesson learned: we need to have clear written schedule plans, and probably should have both the teacher and principal involved when we work with a new teacher.
1) 8th Grade pre-algebra. We started with a volunteer-heavy tutoring approach using Khan Academy. Technical and scheduling problems ended that approach in mid year. For the rest of the year we had an expensive but effective program of rewarding students for work done with Khan Academy. This approach isn't perfect, but we might consider something like it again.

News for our math students and mentors: The classroom we worked with in the spring of 2012 more than doubled the number of students scoring "Advanced" on the California's STAR test, from 18% to 38%! We can't take credit for all of that - some of those students never worked with us - but it's good news any way you look at it.
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There is also a page of additional [[ReadingStats Reading Program statistics]].
This year we expanded the program aggressively. We started with three different approaches in three different classrooms. The first and most obvious goal is to help students learn math this year. Another goal is to learn from all of these approaches. In a year or two we hope to develop a program which can become a stable feature at Tenaya Elementary. This means a program which works for students, teachers, and volunteers. It also means finding an approach with demonstrable and lasting results.
In 2012-2013 we worked with:
1) 4th Grade. Six students have received math enrichment all year. We spent most of April doing specific preparation for STAR testing. At other times we tried to add depth to the standard curriculum topics.
1) 7th Grade. We worked with a group of talented math students, but were unable to establish a stable schedule.
1) 8th Grade pre-algebra. After scheduling difficulties ended our volunteer-based approach from the first half of the year, we implemented a program of cash rewards for topics completed in Khan Academy. This experimental approach requires many hours from one volunteer, but no time from the rest of the group. It is also resilient in the face of erratic class schedules.
1) 8th Grade algebra. These students joined the rewards program after the pre-algebra students started receiving rewards. We will be observing their participation and asking the teachers if it seems to improve the students' performance in their regular math work.
Note that in both of the 8th grade groups, topic choices are made by the students. This is a supplemental program, and does not reflect what the students have done during their normal mathematics instruction. We have no affiliation with Khan Academy.
News for our math students and mentors: The classroom we worked with more than doubled the number of students scoring "Advanced" on the California's STAR test, from 18% to 38%! We can't take credit for all of that - some of those students never worked with us - but it's good news any way you look at it.


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Edited on 2013-06-30 16:22:08 by admin [Updates for the 2013-2014 school year.]
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**A quote from one of the 8th grade teachers:**
**Quotes from some 8th grade students:**
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Here is a quote from one of the 8th grade teachers:
and some from the students:


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1) 8th Grade algebra. These students joined the rewards program after the pre-algebra students started receiving rewards. We will be observing their participation and asking the teachers if it seems to improve the students' performance in their regular math work.
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1) 8th Grade algebra. These students have recently joined the rewards program. We will be observing their participation and asking the teachers if it seems to improve the students' performance in their regular math work.


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In 2012-2013 we worked with:
1) 7th Grade. We worked with a group of talented math students, but were unable to establish a stable schedule.
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From 8th Grade thank-you letters:


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Here is a quote from one of the 8th grade teachers:
“Thank you for giving us your time, talent, patience, organization, and the driving force of money which led the kids to improve their math skills.” - Judith Hawkins
and some from the students:
“I want to say thank you for giving me the chrome book. It is the best thing to get for doing math.” – TC
“I had such a fun time with your program. Khan Academy and Brainy Groveland helped me so much with earning money and well, winning an awesome computer! I really appreciate all your time and effort you spent to help us. Thank you so much for all you have done.” - GF
From 8th Grade thank-you letters:
“I want to thank you for the time you put into the program in order for us to expand our learning.” – AM
“I would also like to thank you for your patience and effort for us eighth graders.” – MK
“In Khan Academy I am now learning new things a lot faster than what I would be doing if I got taught by a teacher. Though I only get to log in at school I feel as if I learned two days’ worth of lessons.” – JR
“I just really appreciate what you and Brainy Groveland do for me and my classmates.” – JWD
“I’ve never been paid for doing math or math homework and it’s kinda cool.” – NA
“Thank you for everything the effort, program, money, and kindness.” – JPe
“I wish that I could sit down with you and ask you everything there is to know about math.” – JPo
“I wanted to thank Brainy Groveland for their commitment to Tenaya. It makes me wanna become someone when I’m older.” – AP
“Your Brainy Groveland program is so generous and nice. The patience with all of us kids is very wonderful. All of the effort you put into everything must be kind of challenging some times.” – RH


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We had our year-end awards and snacks on June 3rd at Tenaya. $633 in matching rewards were handed out to 52 2nd and 3rd grade students. The number of books read per student was a record 19. Twenty eight volunteers conducted almost 700 student meetings, and 972 books were read.
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We had our pre-holiday awards and snacks on December 17th at Tenaya. $382 in matching rewards were handed out, with one student earning the maximum possible $22. All but five of the 27 students had earned a wristband by that date, and the rest will get them in the next four school weeks if they participate regularly. It is another good year, and a record 1.13 books per student per week were read.


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1) 4th Grade. Six students have received math enrichment all year. We spent most of April doing specific preparation for STAR testing. At other times we tried to add depth to the standard curriculum topics.
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1) 4th Grade. Six students have received math enrichment all year. We spent most of April doing specific preparation for STAR testing. At other times we try to add depth to the standard curriculum topics.


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======TopicChooser======
Use TopicChooser to find math topics to do. (For Tenaya 8th grade only)
======TopicStats======
Use TopicStats to see how many people have completed each topic.


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We had our pre-holiday awards and snacks on December 17th at Tenaya. $382 in matching rewards were handed out, with one student earning the maximum possible $22. All but five of the 27 students had earned a wristband by that date, and the rest will get them in the next four school weeks if they participate regularly. It is another good year, and a record 1.13 books per student per week were read.
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We had our pre-holiday awards and snacks on December 17th at Tenaya. $382 in matching rewards were handed out, with one student earning the maximum possible $22. All but five of the 27 students had earned a wristband by that date, and the rest will get them in the next four school weeks if the participate regularly. It is another good year, and a record 1.13 books per student per week were read.


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[[KhanWeeklyTotals Khan Weekly Totals]]


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1) 4th Grade. Six students have received math enrichment all year. We spent most of April doing specific preparation for STAR testing. At other times we try to add depth to the standard curriculum topics.
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1) 4th Grade. Six students have received math enrichment all year. We are currently (April 2013) doing specific preparation for STAR testing.


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Note that in both of the 8th grade groups, topic choices are made by the students. This is a supplemental program, and does not reflect what the students have done during their normal mathematics instruction. We have no affiliation with Khan Academy.
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Note that in both of the 8th grade groups, topic choices are made by the students. This is a supplemental program, and does not reflect what the students have done during their normal mathematics instruction.


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Use TopicChooser to find math topics to do. (For Tenaya 8th grade only)
Note that in both of the 8th grade groups, topic choices are made by the students. This is a supplemental program, and does not reflect what the students have done during their normal mathematics instruction.
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Use TopicChooser to find math topics to do.


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Use TopicChooser to find math topics to do.
======TopicStats======
Use TopicStats to see how many people have completed each topic.


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Brainy Groveland exists to promote education in Groveland, California and surrounding communities. We do this primarily through in­cen­tive programs in math and reading.
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Brainy Groveland exists to promote education in Groveland, California and surrounding communities. We do this primarily though in­cen­tive programs in math and reading.


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1) 8th Grade pre-algebra. After scheduling difficulties ended our volunteer-based approach from the first half of the year, we implemented a program of cash rewards for topics completed in Khan Academy. This experimental approach requires many hours from one volunteer, but no time from the rest of the group. It is also resilient in the face of erratic class schedules.
1) 8th Grade algebra. These students have recently joined the rewards program. We will be observing their participation and asking the teachers if it seems to improve the students' performance in their regular math work.
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1) 8th Grade pre-algebra. After scheduling difficulties ended our volunteer-based approach from the first half of the year, we have implemented a program of cash rewards for topics completed in Khan Academy. This experimental approach requires many hours from one volunteer, but no time from the rest of the group.
1) 8th Grade algebra. These students have recently joined the rewards program. We will be observing their participation and asking the teachers if it seems to improve their performance in their regular math work.


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This year we expanded the program aggressively. We started with three different approaches in three different classrooms. The first and most obvious goal is to help students learn math this year. Another goal is to learn from all of these approaches. In a year or two we hope to develop a program which can become a stable feature at Tenaya Elementary. This means a program which works for students, teachers, and volunteers. It also means finding an approach with demonstrable and lasting results.
Currently we are working with:
1) 4th Grade. Six students have received math enrichment all year. We are currently (April 2013) doing specific preparation for STAR testing.
1) 8th Grade pre-algebra. After scheduling difficulties ended our volunteer-based approach from the first half of the year, we have implemented a program of cash rewards for topics completed in Khan Academy. This experimental approach requires many hours from one volunteer, but no time from the rest of the group.
1) 8th Grade algebra. These students have recently joined the rewards program. We will be observing their participation and asking the teachers if it seems to improve their performance in their regular math work.
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This year we are expanding the program aggressively. We will get to know new teachers, and try several different approaches. The goal is to find out what works best for the students, while also finding out what the volunteers are most willing and best able to do. Next year we'll try to settle on a program we can repeat for multiple years.
There are three groups this year, with three approaches:
1) 4th Grade. We will work with a small group of students who are ready to move ahead with the standard curriculum. We will use "Study Island" (which is already standard at the school) to keep us on track with curriculum requirements and to provide practice material. We will also try to bring in creative hands-on activities when possible, to encourage in-depth learning.
1) 7th Grade. We will work with a small group of students doing math enrichment activities. This will be similar to what we did with the 4th graders in 2011-2012.
1) 8th Grade. We will work with students who didn't qualify for algebra this year. We want to review and reinforce basic material they may have learned poorly in prior years. The goal is to give them the skills and restored confidence they need to succeed in high school.

8th grade update: We have been combining as much one-on-one tutoring as possible with exercises on Khan Academy. As of the end of December, students have spent nearly 40 hours on Khan Academy, in addition to what they do during our weekly sessions. Our impact in only one hour per week is limited, but we believe that the students are benefiting.


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8th grade update: We have been combining as much one-on-one tutoring as possible with exercises on Khan Academy. As of the end of December, students have spent nearly 40 hours on Khan Academy, in addition to what they do during our weekly sessions. Our impact in only one hour per week is limited, but we believe that the students are benefiting.
===== 2012-2013 =====
We had our pre-holiday awards and snacks on December 17th at Tenaya. $382 in matching rewards were handed out, with one student earning the maximum possible $22. All but five of the 27 students had earned a wristband by that date, and the rest will get them in the next four school weeks if the participate regularly. It is another good year, and a record 1.13 books per student per week were read.
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===== 2012-2013 Begins!=====
Our reading program for this year began on September 21""<sup>st</sup>"". We had a nice first-day turnout of 22 students out of a class of 25.
We also have a new little incentive - wristbands. When a student reaches 10 books (some books count as two or more) for the year, he or she will receive a Brainy Groveland wristband.


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We hope to get started with these classes by the end of October.


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We hope to get started with these classes by the end of October.


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This year we are expanding the program aggressively. We will get to know new teachers, and try several different approaches. The goal is to find out what works best for the students, while also finding out what the volunteers are most willing and best able to do. Next year we'll try to settle on a program we can repeat for multiple years.
1) 4th Grade. We will work with a small group of students who are ready to move ahead with the standard curriculum. We will use "Study Island" (which is already standard at the school) to keep us on track with curriculum requirements and to provide practice material. We will also try to bring in creative hands-on activities when possible, to encourage in-depth learning.
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This year we are expanding the program aggressively. We will get to know new teachers, and try several different approaches. The goal is to find out what works best for the students, while also finding out what the volunteers are most willing and best able to do.
1) 4th Grade. We will work with a small group of students who are ready to move ahead with the standard curriculum. We will use "Study Island", which is already standard at the school to keep us on track with curriculum requirements and to provide practice material. We will also try to bring in creative hands-on activities when possible, to encourage in-depth learning.


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=====2012-2013=====
This year we are expanding the program aggressively. We will get to know new teachers, and try several different approaches. The goal is to find out what works best for the students, while also finding out what the volunteers are most willing and best able to do.
There are three groups this year, with three approaches:
1) 4th Grade. We will work with a small group of students who are ready to move ahead with the standard curriculum. We will use "Study Island", which is already standard at the school to keep us on track with curriculum requirements and to provide practice material. We will also try to bring in creative hands-on activities when possible, to encourage in-depth learning.
1) 7th Grade. We will work with a small group of students doing math enrichment activities. This will be similar to what we did with the 4th graders in 2011-2012.
1) 8th Grade. We will work with students who didn't qualify for algebra this year. We want to review and reinforce basic material they may have learned poorly in prior years. The goal is to give them the skills and restored confidence they need to succeed in high school.
=====Previous Years=====
News for our math students and mentors: The classroom we worked with more than doubled the number of students scoring "Advanced" on the California's STAR test, from 18% to 38%! We can't take credit for all of that - some of those students never worked with us - but it's good news any way you look at it.
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As usual, the future is uncertain. We may continue this same format in 2012-2013 or try something new. The school's new principal may have ideas that we can include.
For reference here is the [[http://www.brainygroveland.com/math/MathProgramBrochure.pdf Math Program Brochure]]. It describes the math contests which are currently on hold.


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{{image url="uploads/Images/Wristbands400_0089.jpg" title="Wristbands" alt="Brainy Groveland Wristbands" width="400" height="267" class="right"}}
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{{image url="uploads/Images/Wristbands400_0089.jpg" title="Wristbands" alt="Brainy Groveland Wristbands" width="400" height="400" class="right"}}


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Our reading program for this year began on September 21""<sup>st</sup>"". We had a nice first-day turnout of 22 students out of a class of 25.
We also have a new little incentive - wristbands. When a student reaches 10 books (some books count as two or more) for the year, he or she will receive a Brainy Groveland wristband.
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Our reading program for this year will began on September 21""<sup>st</sup>"".


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Our reading program for this year will began on September 21""<sup>st</sup>"".
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Our reading program for this year will begin on September 21""<sup>st</sup>"".
=====Record Attendance=====
In the 2011-2012 school year we are seeing our best attendance ever! Of the 39 eligible students, almost all visit us every week, ab­sen­ces from school ex­cepted. On October 22 we set a single-grade record of 51 books reported in one day.
Keeping up with so many students is making us push for efficiency in a way we never have before. Of course we'll try to keep the ex­pe­ri­ence as good as ever, for both students and volunteers.
On December 14, 2011 we had our first of two matching awards events. Juice and cookies were served, and students were recognized for reading a total of 409 books. Six students read 15 or more books, and a total of $422 in matching awards were paid.


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One of the most-referenced [[http://qje.oxfordjournals.org/content/126/4/1755.full.pdf journal articles]] in the area, by Roland Fryer.
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One of the most-referenced [[
http://qje.oxfordjournals.org/content/126/4/1755.full.pdf journal article]]s in the area, by Roland Fryer.


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Another Time article, April 3, 2012 talks about the [[http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2122757,00.html importance of 3rd grade reading]]. You can get a taste from the link, but the full arti­cle is reserved for subscribers.
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Another Time article, April 3, 2012 talks about the [[http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2122757,00.html importance of 3rd grade reading]]. You can get a taste from the link, but the full article is reserved for subscribers.


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One of the most-referenced [[
http://qje.oxfordjournals.org/content/126/4/1755.full.pdf journal article]]s in the area, by Roland Fryer.
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http://qje.oxfordjournals.org/content/126/4/1755.full.pdf One of the most-reference journal articles in the area, by Roland Fryer


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Another Time article, April 3, 2012 talks about the [[http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2122757,00.html importance of 3rd grade reading]]. You can get a taste from the link, but the full article is reserved for subscribers.


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Our reading program for this year will begin on September 21""<sup>st</sup>"".
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Our reading program for this year will begin on September 21<sup>st</sup>.


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Our reading program for this year will begin on September 21<sup>st</sup>.
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Our reading program for this year will be on September 21<sup>st</sup>.


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In early 2012 we met with about six students each week. This was a new approach for us, trying to provide enrichment activities for the students who were already doing well. We touched on a variety of topics, including magic squares, prime factorization, estimating the value of Pi, and just playing math-related games. We also spent a few weeks reviewing the standard curriculum before the annual STAR tests in the spring. It was a great group of students, and they were quite enthusiastic.
As usual, the future is uncertain. We may continue this same format in 2012-2013 or try something new. The school's new principal may have ideas that we can include.
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This winter and spring we have been trying out a new approach with math. Lacking a way to reach large groups of students, we have been meeting with six students each week. We try to include a variety of topics. Examples include magic squares, prime factorization, estimating the value of Pi, and just playing math-related games. It's a great group of students, and they seem enthusiastic.
As usual, the future is uncertain. We may continue this same format next year, or try something new. The school will have a new principal who may have ideas we should include.


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===== 2012-2013 Begins!=====
Our reading program for this year will be on September 21<sup>st</sup>.


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[[http://qje.oxfordjournals.org/content/126/4/1755.full.pdf Financial Incentives and Student Achievement:
Evidence from Randomized Trials]] One of the most-reference journal articles about educational incentives, by Roland Fryer
http://qje.oxfordjournals.org/content/126/4/1755.full.pdf One of the most-reference journal articles in the area, by Roland Fryer


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The June 9, 2012 article [[http://finance.yahoo.com/news/freakonomics-economist-discovered-way-bribe-183215497.html The Freakonomics Economist Discovered the Right Way to Bribe Students]] describes a study of what sort of incentives work best for students.
Time Magazine's April 8, 2010 issue has [[http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1978589,00.html an article]] about the effects of paying students for per­form­ance. It is worth a careful reading, as some approaches work better than others. It is gratifying to see that the most effective program was the one most like Brainy Groveland's reading program.
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**This article [[http://finance.yahoo.com/news/freakonomics-economist-discovered-way-bribe-183215497.html The Freakonomics Economist Discovered the Right Way to Bribe Students]] describes a study of what sort of incentives work best for students.**
** Interesting Article: Time Magazine's April 8, 2010 issue has [[http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1978589,00.html an article]] about the effects of paying students for per­form­ance. It is worth a careful reading, as some approaches work better than others. It is gratifying to see that the most effective program was the one most like Brainy Groveland's reading program.**


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====Articles: ====
**This article [[http://finance.yahoo.com/news/freakonomics-economist-discovered-way-bribe-183215497.html The Freakonomics Economist Discovered the Right Way to Bribe Students]] describes a study of what sort of incentives work best for students.**
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====Old news: ====
At the end of the 2010-2011 school year the Tenaya Elementary second graders joined the Brainy Groveland reading program. This meant a total of three classrooms for the last part of the school year and 60 eligible students. During the full year twenty eight vol­un­teers made 147 visits to the school, meeting with students a total of 470 times. 655 books were read.


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For reference here is the [[http://www.brainygroveland.com/math/MathProgramBrochure.pdf Math Program Brochure]]. It describes the math contests which are currently on hold.
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You may want to see the [[http://www.brainygroveland.com/math/MathProgramBrochure.pdf Math Program Brochure]]. It is designed to be printed on both sides of a sheet and folded.


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This winter and spring we have been trying out a new approach with math. Lacking a way to reach large groups of students, we have been meeting with six students each week. We try to include a variety of topics. Examples include magic squares, prime factorization, estimating the value of Pi, and just playing math-related games. It's a great group of students, and they seem enthusiastic.
As usual, the future is uncertain. We may continue this same format next year, or try something new. The school will have a new principal who may have ideas we should include.
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The Brainy Groveland math program is on hold until we find a better way to schedule time with the students.
====Contest Number Three====
{{image url="uploads/Images/GroupMinus1_500px_0742.jpg" title="Contest 3 Participants" alt="Contest 3 Participants" width="500" height="333" class="right"}}
Contest 3 was held on March 15, 16, and 17. The top three overall were **Merana Haven, Na­tasha Garcia, and Levi Izzo**. Another stu­dent earning a top place was **Lucas Fristad**, who was the second most im­proved (first and third went to Merana and Natasha).
We were dis­appoin­ted to see a smaller turnout of 14 stu­dents, but very happy to see that the stu­dents who were active in the coach­ing ses­sions did very well.
====Contest Number Two====
The second contest was held on December 6 and 7, 2010 with a very respectable 34 participants. 4th and 6th grade were particularly strong, with most of the participants and the top seven places in the final results.
The winners were
**Tied for first: Sha'nece Garrett and Ian Campbell
Tied for third: Levi Izzo and Nikki West
Fifth: Joshua Harrison**
====Contest Number One====
The first Brainy Groveland math contest was held on October 18, 2010 at Tenaya School. Although we had only 9 students participating, it was a great test of what works and what we need to learn.
The winners were:
**First place: Levi Izzo
Second place: Neilson Holland
Third place: Jocelyn Mendoza**


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On December 14, 2011 we had our first of two matching awards events. Juice and cookies were served, and students were recognized for reading a total of 409 books. Six students read 15 or more books, and a total of $422 in matching awards were paid.


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Keeping up with so many students is making us push for efficiency in a way we never have before. Of course we'll try to keep the ex­pe­ri­ence as good as ever, for both students and volunteers.
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Brainy Groveland exists to promote education in Groveland, California and surrounding communities. We do this primarily though in­cen­tive programs in math and reading.
In the 2011-2012 school year we are seeing our best attendance ever! Of the 39 eligible students, almost all visit us every week, ab­sen­ces from school ex­cepted. On October 22 we set a single-grade record of 51 books reported in one day.
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Brainy Groveland exists to promote education in Groveland, California and surrounding communities. We do this primarily though incentive programs in math and reading.
In the 2011-2012 school year we are seeing our best attendance ever! Of the 39 eligible students, almost all visit us every week, absences from school excepted. On October 22 we set a single-grade record of 51 books reported in one day.


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Contest 3 was held on March 15, 16, and 17. The top three overall were **Merana Haven, Na­tasha Garcia, and Levi Izzo**. Another stu­dent earning a top place was **Lucas Fristad**, who was the second most im­proved (first and third went to Merana and Natasha).
We were dis­appoin­ted to see a smaller turnout of 14 stu­dents, but very happy to see that the stu­dents who were active in the coach­ing ses­sions did very well.
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Contest 3 was held on March 15, 16, and 17. The top three overall were **Merana Haven, Natasha Garcia, and Levi Izzo**. Another student earning a top place was **Lucas Fristad**, who was the second most improved (first and third went to Merana and Natasha).
We were disappointed to see a smaller turnout of 14 students, but very happy to see that the students who were active in the coaching sessions did very well.


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** Interesting Article: Time Magazine's April 8, 2010 issue has [[http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1978589,00.html an article]] about the effects of paying students for per­form­ance. It is worth a careful reading, as some approaches work better than others. It is gratifying to see that the most effective program was the one most like Brainy Groveland's reading program.**
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** Interesting Article: Time Magazine's April 8, 2010 issue has [[http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1978589,00.html an article]] about the effects of paying students for performance. It is worth a careful reading, as some approaches work better than others. It is gratifying to see that the most effective program was the one most like Brainy Groveland's reading program.**


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At the end of the 2010-2011 school year the Tenaya Elementary second graders joined the Brainy Groveland reading program. This meant a total of three classrooms for the last part of the school year and 60 eligible students. During the full year twenty eight vol­un­teers made 147 visits to the school, meeting with students a total of 470 times. 655 books were read.
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At the end of the 2010-2011 school year the Tenaya Elementary second graders joined the Brainy Groveland reading program. This meant a total of three classrooms for the last part of the school year and 60 eligible students. During the full year twenty eight volunteers made 147 visits to the school, meeting with students a total of 470 times. 655 books were read.


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=====Record Attendance======
In the 2011-2012 school year we are seeing our best attendance ever! Of the 39 eligible students, almost all visit us every week, absences from school excepted. On October 22 we set a single-grade record of 51 books reported in one day.
Keeping up with so many students is making us push for efficiency in a way we never have before. Of course we'll try to keep the experience as good as ever, for both students and volunteers.
At the end of the 2010-2011 school year the Tenaya Elementary second graders joined the Brainy Groveland reading program. This meant a total of three classrooms for the last part of the school year and 60 eligible students. During the full year twenty eight volunteers made 147 visits to the school, meeting with students a total of 470 times. 655 books were read.
The Brainy Groveland math program is on hold until we find a better way to schedule time with the students.
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On September 23rd we started the reading program for this school year. Two classrooms with a total of 37 students are participating, and have have already had 38 books read by 32 students as of the first week.
At the end of the 2010-2011 school year, every participant received a book to keep. This is the selection we have come up with. To see the covers and titles more clearly, click the image and then click again to see it at full size.
{{image url="uploads/Images/GiftBooksMay2011.jpg" title="New Books" alt="End of year gift books." link="http://www.brainygroveland.com/uploads/Images/GiftBooksMay2011.jpg" width="800" class="right"}}
In April and May the Tenaya Elementary second graders joined the Brainy Groveland reading program. This meant a total of three classrooms for the last part of the school year. This brought us to 60 eligible students. Twenty eight volunteers made 147 visits to the school, meeting with students a total of 470 times. 655 books were read this year.
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Brainy Groveland rewards third grade students for reading. Perhaps more important than the monetary rewards is the time each child spends in conversation with our volunteers. The photo shows some of the top readers recognized at a party on December 13th. 23 students received a total of $248 in matching rewards.


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On September 23rd we started the reading program for this school year. Two classrooms with a total of 37 students are participating, and have have already had 38 books read by 32 students as of the first week.
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At the end of the 2010-2011 school year, every participant received a book to keep. This is the selection we have come up with. To see the covers and titles more clearly, click the image and then click again to see it at full size.
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On September 23rd we will be starting the reading program for this school year. Two classrooms and nearly 40 students will be eligible to participate.
Old news: At the end of the 2010-2011 school year, every participant received a book to keep. This is the selection we have come up with. To see the covers and titles more clearly, click the image and then click again to see it at full size.


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On September 23rd we will be starting the reading program for this school year. Two classrooms and nearly 40 students will be eligible to participate.
Old news: At the end of the 2010-2011 school year, every participant received a book to keep. This is the selection we have come up with. To see the covers and titles more clearly, click the image and then click again to see it at full size.
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Upcoming events:
- June 6th at 10 AM we will recognize this year's reading program participants. Parents and volunteers are welcome to attend.
- June 10th at Noon there will be a luncheon to recognize the volunteers. Volunteers and other invited guests are encouraged to attend.
Something new: at the end of the school year, every participant will be receiving a book to keep. This is the selection we have come up with. To see the covers and titles more clearly, click the image and then click again to see it at full size.


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Upcoming events:
- June 6th at 10 AM we will recognize this year's reading program participants. Parents and volunteers are welcome to attend.
- June 10th at Noon there will be a luncheon to recognize the volunteers. Volunteers and other invited guests are encouraged to attend.
In April and May the Tenaya Elementary second graders joined the Brainy Groveland reading program. This meant a total of three classrooms for the last part of the school year. This brought us to 60 eligible students. Twenty eight volunteers made 147 visits to the school, meeting with students a total of 470 times. 655 books were read this year.
Brainy Groveland rewards third grade students for reading. Perhaps more important than the monetary rewards is the time each child spends in conversation with our volunteers. The photo shows some of the top readers recognized at a party on December 13th. 23 students received a total of $248 in matching rewards.
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In April and May the Tenaya Elementary second graders join the Brainy Groveland reading program. This means a total of three classrooms for the last part of the school year. On May 20 we had 51 books read by 39 students. There were 49 different books and $58 dollars were awarded (students sometimes earn more than one dollar for larger books).
Brainy Groveland rewards third grade students for reading. Perhaps more important than the monetary rewards is the time each child spends in conversation with our volunteers.
The reading program for this year started on Friday, September 24""<sup>th</sup>"". We are having one big session per week, with 6 volunteers per session. The photo shows some of the top readers recognized at a party on December 13th. 23 students received a total of $248 in matching rewards.


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Something new: at the end of the school year, every participant will be receiving a book to keep. This is the selection we have come up with. To see the covers and titles more clearly, click the image and then click again to see it at full size.
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Something new: at the end of the school year, every participant will be receiving a book to keep. This is the selection we have come up with. To see the images and titles more clearly, use your browser's "View Image" function or click the image.


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Something new: at the end of the school year, every participant will be receiving a book to keep. This is the selection we have come up with. To see the images and titles more clearly, use your browser's "View Image" function or click the image.
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Something new: at the end of the school year, every participant will be receiving a book to keep. This is the selection we have come up with. To see the images and titles more clearly, use your browser's "View Image" or "Show Picture" function.
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In April and May the Tenaya Elementary second graders join the Brainy Groveland reading program. This means a total of three classrooms for the last part of the school year. On May 20 we had 51 books read by 39 students. There were 49 different books and $58 dollars were awarded (students sometimes earn more than one dollar for larger books).
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In April and May the Tenaya Elementary second graders join the Brainy Groveland reading program. This means a total of three classrooms for the last part of the school year. On May 18 we had 51 books read by 39 students. There were 49 different books and $58 dollars were awarded (students sometimes earn more than one dollar for larger books).


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Welcome second Grade! Today, April first, we welcome the Tenaya Elementary second graders. We will have two new classrooms of excited readers, and our largest set of volunteers to date - eight per session.


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Welcome second Grade! Today, April first, we welcome the Tenaya Elementary second graders. We will have two new classrooms of excited readers, and our largest set of volunteers to date - eight per session.
Contest 3 was held on March 15, 16, and 17. The top three overall were **Merana Haven, Natasha Garcia, and Levi Izzo**. Another student earning a top place was **Lucas Fristad**, who was the second most improved (first and third went to Merana and Natasha).
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Contest 3 was held on March 15, 16, and 17. The top three overall were **Merana Haven, Natasha Garcia, and Levi Izzo**. Another student earning a top place was **Lucas Fristad**, who was the second most improved (first and third went to Merana and Natasha.


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We were disappointed to see a smaller turnout of 14 students, but very happy to see that the students who were active in the coaching sessions did very well.
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We were disappointed to see a smaller turnout of 14 students, but very happy to see that the students who where active in the coaching sessions did very well.


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Contest 3 was held on March 15, 16, and 17. The top three overall were **Merana Haven, Natasha Garcia, and Levi Izzo**. Another student earning a top place was **Lucas Fristad**, who was the second most improved (first and third went to Merana and Natasha.
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Contest 3 was held on March 15, 16, and 17. The top three overall were Merana Haven, Natasha Garcia, and Levi Izzo. Another student earning a top place was Lucas Fristad, who was the second most improved (first and third went to Merana and Natasha.


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Contest 3 was held on March 15, 16, and 17. The top three overall were Merana Haven, Natasha Garcia, and Levi Izzo. Another student earning a top place was Lucas Fristad, who was the second most improved (first and third went to Merana and Natasha.
We were disappointed to see a smaller turnout of 14 students, but very happy to see that the students who where active in the coaching sessions did very well.
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Contest three will feature coaching sessions for the first time. We believe that a few tips and a little practice can go a long way. There will also be new prizes for improvement and for the classroom with the highest participation rate.{{image url="uploads/Images/Working_500pix_0032.jpg" title="Math Contestants" alt="Contestants at Work" width="500" height="333" class="right"}}
Contest: March 15-17
Coaching: February 17-18; March 4; March 8-10
Click for a [[http://www.brainygroveland.com/uploads/Images/ContestPermission.pdf permission slip.]]
If you are not a student at Tenaya elementary but live "on the hill" in South Tuolumne County and would like to participate, call -7838. Maybe we can work something out.


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Contest three will feature coaching sessions for the first time. We believe that a few tips and a little practice can go a long way. Three will also be new prizes for improvement and for the classroom with the highest participation rate.
Contest: March 15-17
Coaching: February 17-18; March 4; March 8-10
The second contest was held on December 6 and 7, 2010 with a very respectable 34 participants. 4th and 6th grade were particularly strong, with most of the participants and the top seven places in the final results.
The first Brainy Groveland math contest was held on October 18, 2010 at Tenaya School. Although we had only 9 students participating, it was a great test of what works and what we need to learn.
The winners were:
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The first Brainy Groveland math test was held on October 18, 2010 at Tenaya School. Although we had only 9 students participating, it was a great test of what works and what we need to learn.
The second contest was held on December 6 and December 7, 2010 with a very respectable 34 participants. 4th and 6th grade were particularly strong, with most of the participants and the top seven places in the final results.
No date has been set, but we do plan to have another contest in early 2011. Next time we'll try to have a practice session with plenty of adult help. We believe that a little practice and a few tips can go a long way with this material.
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The second contest was held on December 6 and December 7, 2010 with a very respectable 34 participants. 4th and 6th grade were particularly strong, with most of the participants and the top seven places in the final results.
**Tied for first: Sha'nece Garrett and Ian Campbell
Tied for third: Levi Izzo and Nikki West
Fifth: Joshua Harrison**
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The second contest was held on December 6 and December 7, 2010 with a very respectable 34 participants. The competitors worked hard, and earned lots of prizes.
**Tied for first Sha'nece Garrett and Ian Campbell
Tied for third Levi Izzo and Nikki West
Fifth Joshua Harrison**


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**Tied for first Sha'nece Garrett and Ian Campbell
Tied for third Levi Izzo and Nikki West
Fifth Joshua Harrison**
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====Computers are Here!====
In cooperation with GAINs, we have arranged for 10 new laptop computers to be available for suitable local causes. That means that we can use them for math contests! GAINs owns the computers - contact them if you have a have a charitable or "public good" use for them in the Groveland area.
The winners will be announced at the school on Friday, December 10. After the event they will be posted here as well.


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The reading program for this year started on Friday, September 24""<sup>th</sup>"". We are having one big session per week, with 6 volunteers per session. The photo shows some of the top readers recognized at a party on December 13th. 23 students received a total of $248 in matching rewards.
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The reading program for this year started on Friday, September 24""<sup>th</sup>"". We are having one big session per week, with 6 volunteers per session.


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The second contest was held on December 6 and December 7, 2010 with a very respectable 34 participants. The competitors worked hard, and earned lots of prizes.
The winners will be announced at the school on Friday, December 10. After the event they will be posted here as well.
====Contest Number Three====
No date has been set, but we do plan to have another contest in early 2011. Next time we'll try to have a practice session with plenty of adult help. We believe that a little practice and a few tips can go a long way with this material.
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The second contest will be held on December 6 and December 7, 2010. This time we will promote the event with classroom visits and the poster seen on this page. The classroom visits went well, with a majority of students indicating that they might participate. If you need a permission slip, print [[http://www.brainygroveland.com/uploads/Images/Contest2Permission.pdf this one.]]


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The second contest will be held on December 6 and December 7, 2010. This time we will promote the event with classroom visits and the poster seen on this page. The classroom visits went well, with a majority of students indicating that they might participate. If you need a permission slip, print [[http://www.brainygroveland.com/uploads/Images/Contest2Permission.pdf this one.]]
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The second contest will be held on December 6 and December 7, 2010. This time we will promote the event with classroom visits and the poster seen on this page. The classroom visits went well, with a majority of students indicating that they might participate. If you need a permission slip, print [[uploads/Images/Contest2Permission.pdf this one.]]
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The second contest will be held on December 6 and December 7, 2010. This time we will promote the event with classroom visits and the poster seen on this page. The classroom visits went well, with a majority of students indicating that they might participate.
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Brainy Groveland rewards third grade students for reading. Perhaps more important than the monetary rewards is the time each child spends in conversation with our volunteers.


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** Interesting Article: Time Magazine's April 8, 2010 issue has [[http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1978589,00.html an article]] about the effects of paying students for performance. It is worth a careful reading, as some approaches work better than others. It is gratifying to see that the most effective program was the one most like Brainy Groveland's reading program.**
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** Interesting Article: Time Magazine's latest issue has [[http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1978589,00.html an article]] about the effects of paying students for performance. It is worth a careful reading, as some approaches work better than others. It is gratifying to see that the most effective program was the one most like Brainy Groveland's reading program.**


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Brainy Groveland exists to promote education in Groveland, California and surrounding communities. We do this primarily though incentive programs in math and reading.
The second contest will be held on December 6, 2010, possibly extending to December 7. This time we will promote the event with classroom visits and the poster seen on this page.


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====Contest Number Two====
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The winners are:
**First place: Levi Izzo
Second place: Neilson Holland
Third place: Jocelyn Mendoza**


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The reading program for this year started on Friday, September 24""<sup>th</sup>"". We are having one big session per week, with 6 volunteers per session.
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The first Brainy Groveland math test was held on October 18, 2010 at Tenaya School. Although we had only 9 students participating, it was a great test of what works and what we need to learn.
You may want to see the [[http://www.brainygroveland.com/math/MathProgramBrochure.pdf Math Program Brochure]]. It is designed to be printed on both sides of a sheet and folded.
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The first Brainy Groveland math contest will be held **{{color text="October 18th" c="#365F91"}}** at the Groveland public library. We will be open from 3 PM to 6 PM. Tenaya students may also be able to take the test after school at the computer lab.
- This is for any 4""<sup>th</sup>"" through 7""<sup>th</sup>"" grade student living in South Tuolumne county. You are welcome if you are home schooled, a Tenaya student, or at any other school.
- There will be **{{color text="CASH PRIZES" c="#365F91"}}**. $20 for first, $19 for second, $18 for third, and so on. If you score in 20th place or lower you still get $1. Everyone wins.
- Scores are adjusted based on your grade, so students in any grade should have a chance to score at the top.
- The contest uses a computer-based test custom written by and for Brainy Groveland. No calculators will be allowed, but we will supply plenty of scratch paper.
- The test will take about an hour per student, but only your accuracy counts. Speed does not affect your score.
- We will have ten computers at the library, and don't know how many students will show up. There may be a wait for a computer, but we will try to schedule a makeup date if we turn students away.
- Because this is our first public contest, and because the software is new, this has to be considered a beta test. That means that we want your feedback. It also means that there could be problems with scoring. We will try to be fair, but please be understanding if not everything goes smoothly.
- You will need a signed [[http://www.brainygroveland.com/math/Permission.pdf permission slip]]. Because times slots with computers are limited, these should be turned in as early as possible. Tenaya students may turn them in to their teachers as instructed at school. Others can get them to Steve or Kathy Ryan, or nicely ask the receptionist at Tenaya to pass it on to us.
- There is a one-page [[http://www.brainygroveland.com/math/MathAnnouncement.pdf Contest Announcement]] you can download as a reminder to to show to friends. You may also download the [[http://www.brainygroveland.com/math/MathProgramBrochure.pdf Math Program Brochure]]. It is designed to be printed on both sides of a sheet and folded.


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- There is a one-page [[http://www.brainygroveland.com/math/MathAnnouncement.pdf Contest Announcement]] you can download as a reminder to to show to friends. You may also download the [[http://www.brainygroveland.com/math/MathProgramBrochure.pdf Math Program Brochure]]. It is designed to be printed on both sides of a sheet and folded.
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- There will be **{{color text="CASH PRIZES" c="#365F91"}}**. $20 for first, $19 for second, $18 for third, and so on. If you score in 20th place or lower you still get $1. Everyone wins.
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- There will be {{color text="**CASH PRIZES**" c="#365F91"}}. $20 for first, $19 for second, $18 for third, and so on. If you score in 20th place or lower you still get $1. Everyone wins.


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The first Brainy Groveland math contest will be held **{{color text="October 18th" c="#365F91"}}** at the Groveland public library. We will be open from 3 PM to 6 PM. Tenaya students may also be able to take the test after school at the computer lab.
- There will be {{color text="**CASH PRIZES**" c="#365F91"}}. $20 for first, $19 for second, $18 for third, and so on. If you score in 20th place or lower you still get $1. Everyone wins.
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- There will be {{color text="CASH PRIZES" c="#365F91"}}. $20 for first, $19 for second, $18 for third, and so on. If you score in 20th place or lower you still get $1. Everyone wins.


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The first Brainy Groveland math contest will be held {{color text="October 18th" c="#365F91"}} at the Groveland public library. We will be open from 3 PM to 6 PM. Tenaya students may also be able to take the test after school at the computer lab.
- There will be {{color text="CASH PRIZES" c="#365F91"}}. $20 for first, $19 for second, $18 for third, and so on. If you score in 20th place or lower you still get $1. Everyone wins.
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The first Brainy Groveland math contest will be held {{color text="October 18th" c="blue"}} at the Groveland public library. We will be open from 3 PM to 6 PM. Tenaya students may also be able to take the test after school at the computer lab.
- There will be {{color text="CASH PRIZES" c="blue"}}. $20 for first, $19 for second, $18 for third, and so on. If you score in 20th place or lower you still get $1. Everyone wins.


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The first Brainy Groveland math contest will be held {{color text="October 18th" c="darkblue"}} at the Groveland public library. We will be open from 3 PM to 6 PM. Tenaya students may also be able to take the test after school at the computer lab.
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The first Brainy Groveland math contest will be held {{color text="October 18th" c="365F91"}} at the Groveland public library. We will be open from 3 PM to 6 PM. Tenaya students may also be able to take the test after school at the computer lab.
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The first Brainy Groveland math contest will be held {{color text="October 18th" c="0x365F91"}} at the Groveland public library. We will be open from 3 PM to 6 PM. Tenaya students may also be able to take the test after school at the computer lab.
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- You will need a signed [[http://www.brainygroveland.com/math/Permission.pdf permission slip]]. Because times slots with computers are limited, these should be turned in as early as possible. Tenaya students may turn them in to their teachers as instructed at school. Others can get them to Steve or Kathy Ryan, or nicely ask the receptionist at Tenaya to pass it on to us.
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- You will need a signed [[http://www.brainygroveland.com/math/permission.pdf permission slip]]. Because times slots with computers are limited, these should be turned in as early as possible. Tenaya students may turn them in to their teachers as instructed at school. Others can get them to Steve or Kathy Ryan, or nicely ask the receptionist at Tenaya to pass it on to us.


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The first Brainy Groveland math contest will be held {{color text="October 18th" c="red"}} at the Groveland public library. We will be open from 3 PM to 6 PM. Tenaya students may also be able to take the test after school at the computer lab.
- You may also download the [[http://www.brainygroveland.com/math/MathProgramBrochure.pdf Math Program Brochure]]. It is designed to be printed on both sides of a sheet and folded.
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The first [[http://www.brainygroveland.com/math/MathProgramBrochure.pdf Brainy Groveland math contest]] will be held {{color text="October 18th" c="red"}} at the Groveland public library. We will be open from 3 PM to 6 PM. Tenaya students may also be able to take the test after school at the computer lab.
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The first [[http://www.brainygroveland.com/MathProgramBrochure.pdf Brainy Groveland math contest]] will be held {{color text="October 18th" c="red"}} at the Groveland public library. We will be open from 3 PM to 6 PM. Tenaya students may also be able to take the test after school at the computer lab.


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The first [[http://www.brainygroveland.com/MathProgramBrochure.pdf Brainy Groveland math contest]] will be held {{color text="October 18th" c="red"}} at the Groveland public library. We will be open from 3 PM to 6 PM. Tenaya students may also be able to take the test after school at the computer lab.
- We will have ten computers at the library, and don't know how many students will show up. There may be a wait for a computer, but we will try to schedule a makeup date if we turn students away.
- You will need a signed [[http://www.brainygroveland.com/math/permission.pdf permission slip]]. Because times slots with computers are limited, these should be turned in as early as possible. Tenaya students may turn them in to their teachers as instructed at school. Others can get them to Steve or Kathy Ryan, or nicely ask the receptionist at Tenaya to pass it on to us.
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The first Brainy Groveland math contest will be held {{color text="October 18th" c="red"}} at the Groveland public library. We will be open from 3 PM to 6 PM. Watch around town for flyers with more details, but here are some of the key points [subject to change until we print the flyers].
- We have ten computers, and don't know how many students will show up. There may be a wait for a computer, but we will try to schedule a makeup date if we turn students away.


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Welcome to Brainy Groveland. This site will document the creation of a series of experimental education programs in and around Groveland, CA.
**September is a big month for Brainy Groveland.**


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In cooperation with GAINs, we have arranged for 10 new laptop computers to be available for suitable local causes. That means that we can use them for math contests! GAINs owns the computers - contact them if you have a have a charitable or "public good" use for them in the Groveland area.
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In cooperation with GAINs, we have arranged for 10 new laptop computers to be available for suitable local causes. That means that we can use them for math contests!


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The first Brainy Groveland math contest will be held {{color text="October 18th" c="red"}} at the Groveland public library. We will be open from 3 PM to 6 PM. Watch around town for flyers with more details, but here are some of the key points [subject to change until we print the flyers].
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The reading program starts up for this school year on Friday, September 24""<sup>th</sup>"". We will have one big session per week, with 6 volunteers per session.
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The reading program starts up for this school year on Friday, September 24""<sup>th</sup>"". We will have one big session per week, with 6 volunteers per session. After the start date, the statistics below will be updated to reflect the current school year.
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- This is for any 4""<sup>th</sup>"" through 7""<sup>th</sup>"" grade student living in South Tuolumne county. You are welcome if you are home schooled, a Tenaya student, or at any other school.
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- This is for any 4<sup>th</sup> through 7<sup>th</sup> grade student living in South Tuolumne county. You are welcome if you are home schooled, a Tenaya student, or at any other school.
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The reading program starts up for this school year on Friday, September 24""<sup>th</sup>"". We will have one big session per week, with 6 volunteers per session. After the start date, the statistics below will be updated to reflect the current school year.
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The reading program starts up for this school year on Friday, September 24""<sup>th</sup>"". We will have one big session per week, with 6 volunteers per session.


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**September is a big month for Brainy Groveland.**
====Computers are Here!====
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- The test will take about an hour per student, but only your accuracy counts. Speed does not affect your score.
- We have ten computers, and don't know how many students will show up. There may be a wait for a computer, but we will try to schedule a makeup date if we turn students away.


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- This is for any 4th through 7th grade student living in South Tuolumne county. You are welcome if you are home schooled, a Tenaya student, or at any other school.
- Scores are adjusted based on your grade, so students in any grade should have a chance to score at the top.
- The contest uses a computer-based test custom written by and for Brainy Groveland. No calculators will be allowed, but we will supply plenty of scratch paper.
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- This is for any student living in South Tuolumne county from 4th grade to 7th grade. You are welcome if you are home schooled, a Tenaya student, or at any other school.
- Scores are adjusted based on your grade, so students in any grade should have an equal chance to score at the top.
- This is a computer-based test custom written by and for Brainy Groveland. No calculators will be allowed, but we will supply plenty of scratch paper.


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=====Reading Program: June 2010 Update=====
We wrapped up the 2009-2010 school year with our biggest event ever. We brought together about a dozen volunteers, the school principal, and the entire second and third grade classes with their teachers. Brainy Groveland students received a total of $631 in rewards for their reading in this calendar year. Thanks to everyone!


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=====Math Program=====
[Please be patient - this section is about to be moved to a different page.]
A math program is under development. It will be completely different than the reading program, but it will also focus on giving students an incentive for learning. Very tentatively, these will be the key features:
- An online interactive math test keyed to California curriculum standards.
- Periodic contests at an off-campus site.
- Initially targeting grades 4 to 7.
- Contests will have a "deep" prize list to encourage participation by a wider range of students.
An early test of the software was held on December 28, 2009 with encouraging results. Now we are working on lining up computers and an off-campus venue. It's slow, but we should get there eventually.


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It's a big month for Brainy Groveland.
=====Reading=====
The reading program starts up for this school year on Friday, September 24""<sup>th</sup>"". We will have one big session per week, with 6 volunteers per session.
=====Math=====
====Computers are Here====
In cooperation with GAINs, we have arranged for 10 new laptop computers to be available for suitable local causes. That means that we can use them for math contests!
====Contest Number One====
The first Brainy Groveland math contest will be held {{color text="October 18th" c="red"}} at the Groveland public library. We will be open from 3 PM to 6 PM. Watch around town for flyers with more details, but here are some of the key points.
- This is for any student living in South Tuolumne county from 4th grade to 7th grade. You are welcome if you are home schooled, a Tenaya student, or at any other school.
- There will be {{color text="CASH PRIZES" c="red"}}. $20 for first, $19 for second, $18 for third, and so on. If you score in 20th place or lower you still get $1. Everyone wins.
- Scores are adjusted based on your grade, so students in any grade should have an equal chance to score at the top.
- This is a computer-based test custom written by and for Brainy Groveland. No calculators will be allowed, but we will supply plenty of scratch paper.
- Because this is our first public contest, and because the software is new, this has to be considered a beta test. That means that we want your feedback. It also means that there could be problems with scoring. We will try to be fair, but please be understanding if not everything goes smoothly.
[Please be patient - this section is about to be moved to a different page.]


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====An Award====
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This community service award recognizes the work of Brainy Groveland. That work is the combined effort of a four-member board and over 30 volunteers, helped by the cooperation of the school and students.


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=====Reading Program: June 2010 Update=====
We wrapped up the 2009-2010 school year with our biggest event ever. We brought together about a dozen volunteers, the school principal, and the entire second and third grade classes with their teachers. Brainy Groveland students received a total of $631 in rewards for their reading in this calendar year. Thanks to everyone!
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=====Reading Program: April Update=====
The Tenaya second graders have joined the program with enthusiasm. Wednesday April 15th was our biggest day yet, with 27 students turning in 33 books read. I'm pleased to say that every book was different, from //Sonic's Blue Shoes// to //Stone Fox//.
We are now meeting with up to 37 students on Wednesdays and 16 on Fridays. We also have a great batch of new volunteers. Thanks to everyone involved!


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=====Reading Program: April Update=====
The Tenaya second graders have joined the program with enthusiasm. Wednesday April 15th was our biggest day yet, with 27 students turning in 33 books read. I'm pleased to say that every book was different, from //Sonic's Blue Shoes// to //Stone Fox//.
We are now meeting with up to 37 students on Wednesdays and 16 on Fridays. We also have a great batch of new volunteers. Thanks to everyone involved!
An early test of the software was held on December 28, 2009 with encouraging results. Now we are working on lining up computers and an off-campus venue. It's slow, but we should get there eventually.
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December update...
We held a final 2009 meeting with all of Tenaya's Third Graders on December 16th. Students were awarded a total of $285 for their reading efforts this school year.
Thanks to Mrs. Groh and Mrs. Jeffrey for making their students available to us.
Thanks to Mrs. Quinn and the office staff for their encouragement.
Thanks to all of our volunteers for showing up and giving the students a positive experience.
Finally, thanks to the students, who always leave us smiling.
At the December meeting we asked the students to write down one good and one bad thing about the program. The results are:
====Good:====
15 Reading
5 Meeting the volunteers
3 Learning
2 Explaining what happens in the book
2 Reading aloud
1 Reading more books
1 Being appreciated
====Bad:====
20 Nothing, or couldn't think of anything
3 Limits on the number of books
1 Reading aloud
1 Explaining the books
1 Less time in computer lab
There were 27 response cards. The numbers above don't sum to 27 because there were some multiple responses and a couple I could not interpret.
An early test of the software was held on December 28, 2009 with encouraging results. Four students took the test simultaneously, and overall the process went well. Items still needing work include:
- Wording of problems could be simpler.
- Notation needs to be explained or standardized, for example the use of "*" rather than an x-like symbol for multiplication was problematic.
- More categories of questions are needed, probably at least 6 per grade level.
- There should be a nicer and quicker way to end the test when a student reaches material he or she can't handle.


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** Interesting Article: Time Magazine's latest issue has [[http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1978589,00.html an article]] about the effects of paying students for performance. It is worth a careful reading, as some approaches work better than others. It is gratifying to see that the most effective program was the one most like Brainy Groveland's reading program.**
** [[BGInTheNews Brainy Groveland in the news]] is now a separate page. **
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We're in the news! The Friday January 22nd version of Sonora's paper, the [[http://www.uniondemocrat.com Union Democrat]], has a front page article about the reading program.

Thanks to the paper for making the effort to check out our session on a stormy winter afternoon, and to Virginia Richmond for bringing us to their attention.**


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Thanks to the paper for making the effort to check out our session on a stormy winter afternoon, and to Virginia Richmond for bringing us to their attention.**
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We're in the news! The Friday January 22nd version of Sonora's paper, the [[http://www.uniondemocrat.com Union Democrat]], has a front page article about the reading program.
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We're in the news! The Friday January 22nd version of Sonora's paper, the Union Democrat, has a front page article about the reading program.
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We're in the news! The Friday January 22nd version of Sonora's paper, the Union Democrat has a front page article about the reading program.

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=====Reading Program: 2009-2010 School Year=====
=====Math Program=====
A math program is under development. It will be completely different than the reading program, but it will also focus on giving students an incentive for learning. Very tentatively, these will be the key features:
- An online interactive math test keyed to California curriculum standards.
- Periodic contests at an off-campus site.
- Initially targeting grades 4 to 7.
- Contests will have a "deep" prize list to encourage participation by a wider range of students.
An early test of the software was held on December 28, 2009 with encouraging results. Four students took the test simultaneously, and overall the process went well. Items still needing work include:
- Wording of problems could be simpler.
- Notation needs to be explained or standardized, for example the use of "*" rather than an x-like symbol for multiplication was problematic.
- More categories of questions are needed, probably at least 6 per grade level.
- There should be a nicer and quicker way to end the test when a student reaches material he or she can't handle.
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The first session of the [[ReadingProgram reading program]] was held on April 16, 2009. We ran a successful pilot program with just one classroom, meeting once a week through the end of the school year.


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December update...
We held a final 2009 meeting with all of Tenaya's Third Graders on December 16th. Students were awarded a total of $285 for their reading efforts this school year.
Thanks to Mrs. Groh and Mrs. Jeffrey for making their students available to us.
Thanks to Mrs. Quinn and the office staff for their encouragement.
Thanks to all of our volunteers for showing up and giving the students a positive experience.
Finally, thanks to the students, who always leave us smiling.
At the December meeting we asked the students to write down one good and one bad thing about the program. The results are:
====Good:====
15 Reading
5 Meeting the volunteers
3 Learning
2 Explaining what happens in the book
2 Reading aloud
1 Reading more books
1 Being appreciated
====Bad:====
20 Nothing, or couldn't think of anything
3 Limits on the number of books
1 Reading aloud
1 Explaining the books
1 Less time in computer lab
There were 27 response cards. The numbers above don't sum to 27 because there were some multiple responses and a couple I could not interpret.
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We have a schedule!
A brief introductory talk will be given on Tuesday, September 29th at 1 p.m.
Mrs. Groh's third graders will meet with volunteers at 1 p.m. on Fridays, starting October 9th.
Mrs. Jeffrey's class will meet on Thursdays at 1:40 p.m, starting October 8th.
Book limits have also been established. Students will be allowed to turn in no more than two books per week. A maximum of 10 books can be turned in during the first trimester, and 20 books during each of the final two trimesters.


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Mrs. Jeffrey's class will meet on Thursdays at 1:40 p.m, starting October 8th.
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Mrs. Jeffrey's class will meet on Thursdays at 1 p.m, starting October 8th.


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A brief introductory talk will be given on Tuesday, September 29th at 1 p.m.
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An brief introductory talk will be given on Tuesday, September 29th at 1 p.m.


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We have a schedule!
An brief introductory talk will be given on Tuesday, September 29th at 1 p.m.
Mrs. Groh's third graders will meet with volunteers at 1 p.m. on Fridays, starting October 9th.
Mrs. Jeffrey's class will meet on Thursdays at 1 p.m, starting October 8th.
Book limits have also been established. Students will be allowed to turn in no more than two books per week. A maximum of 10 books can be turned in during the first trimester, and 20 books during each of the final two trimesters.
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Classes are in session for the new school year, but we are still working on our schedule. It all depends on how the teachers can fit us into their days. This year the school has one full classroom of 3rd graders and another room split between 2nd and 3rd. More detail should be available during the week of September 7th.


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The first session of the [[ReadingProgram reading program]] was held on April 16, 2009. We ran a successful pilot program with just one classroom, meeting once a week through the end of the school year.
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The first session of the [[ReadingProgram reading program]] was held on April 16, 2009! We are doing a pilot program with just one classroom, meeting once a week for the remainder of the school year.


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There is also a page of additional [[ReadingStats Reading Program statistics]].
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There is also a page of [[ReadingStats Reading Program statistics]].


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=====2009-2010 School Year=====
Classes are in session for the new school year, but we are still working on our schedule. It all depends on how the teachers can fit us into their days. This year the school has one full classroom of 3rd graders and another room split between 2nd and 3rd. More detail should be available during the week of September 7th.
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The 2008-2009 school year is ending. We are very happy with this spring's 7 week pilot reading program. Next year we hope to expand to more classrooms. The next goal will be to do something with math, perhaps at a higher grade level. Ideas are welcome.


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There is also a page of [[ReadingStats Reading Program statistics]].
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There is also a page of [[ReadingStats Reading Program statistics]];


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The 2008-2009 school year is ending. We are very happy with this spring's 7 week pilot reading program. Next year we hope to expand to more classrooms. The next goal will be to do something with math, perhaps at a higher grade level. Ideas are welcome.


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======NEWS:======


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=====Authorized Users Only:=====
[[RecordBookRead Record Books Read]]


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The first session of the [[ReadingProgram reading program]] was held on April 16, 2009! We are doing a pilot program with just one classroom, meeting once a week for the remainder of the school year.
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The first session of the [[ReadingProgram reading program]] will be held on April 16, 2009! We will be doing a pilot program with just one classroom, and the students seem excited to get started.


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Welcome to Brainy Groveland. This site will document the creation of a series of experimental education programs in and around Groveland, CA.
======NEWS:======
The first session of the [[ReadingProgram reading program]] will be held on April 16, 2009! We will be doing a pilot program with just one classroom, and the students seem excited to get started.
=====Site contents=====
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Welcome to Brainy Groveland. This site will document the creation of a series of experimental education programs in and around Groveland, CA. As of today (February 21, 2009) this is just talk, but there should be something happening within a month or two.


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Welcome to Brainy Groveland. This site will document the creation of a series of experimental education programs in and around Groveland, CA. As of today (February 21, 2009) this is just talk, but there should be something happening within a month or two.
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Welcome to Brainy Groveland. This site will document the creation of a series of experimental education programs in and around Groveland, CA. As of today (February 21, 2009) this is just talk, but there should be something happening with a month or two.


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Also don't forget to visit the [[Wikka:HomePage WikkaWiki website]]!
Useful pages: FormattingRules, WikkaDocumentation, OrphanedPages, WantedPages, TextSearch.


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Welcome to Brainy Groveland. This site will document the creation of a series of experimental education programs in and around Groveland, CA. As of today (February 21, 2009) this is just talk, but there should be something happening with a month or two.
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Welcome to Brainy Groveland. The first project will be a [[reading]] program. Much more will follow in the near future. As of February 20, 2009
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Welcome to Brainy Groveland. The first project will be a [[reading program]]. Much more will follow in the near future. As of February 20, 2009
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