Practice is Practice, Right?

Part 3: Help Students Understand the Benefits of Distributed Practice and Retrieval Practice In the last two blogs, we looked at distributed practice and retrieval practice—and why combining them is an effective way to increase long-term retention. Use this lesson to explain the strategies and help your students use them more. Just to review, retrieval […]

Retrieval Practice

Practice is Practice, Right?

Part 2: What’s the difference between distributed practice and retrieval practice? Like distributed practice, retrieval practice is a strategy. It involves getting students to remember (retrieve) what they’ve learned. Putting forth some effort and really thinking about a concept reinforces it and makes it easier to retrieve in the future. Think about the kinds of […]

Open House

  Open House: Nothing can bring such a mix of emotions to a teacher as those words… well, except conferences, but that will be the subject of a later blog post…  As a teacher, Open House is so important.  You have a short amount of time to accomplish a number of goals, all while looking […]

What does Summer Solutions offer?

Looking for a way to make sure your child’s math and language skills stay sharp this summer? Summer Solutions is the answer. “The summer slide,” “summer learning loss,” “summer brain drain”—these are all names for a phenomenon parents and teachers know all too well. Over summer break, students can forget as much as two months’ […]

Digital Quizzes

“I didn’t know there were Simple Solutions digital quizzes available!” Oh, no! This is not what we at Simple Solutions want to hear! The Simple Solutions digital quizzes are such a valuable resource. The tool can be found in the S2TaR Center and is easy to use. Online grading allows you to quickly find out what […]

Digital Teacher Editions

The Teacher’s Editions are accessible to you anywhere you have an internet connection. This means on a tablet, cell phone, laptop, or desktop computer. When you are successfully logged in, you will see the S²TaR Center home page. Select the Teacher Edition tab to view the teacher editions your school has purchased. Important: When you […]

Worksheet Generator

Worksheet Generator Hi there, Simple Solutions math teachers! Have you checked out the Simple Solutions Worksheet Generator yet? If not, it is definitely worth your time to take a look. Plus, it is included with the purchase of your Simple Solutions math books! The Worksheet Generator can create customized worksheets for review of those troublesome […]

Simple Solutions Resource Center

Welcome to the Simple Solutions Teacher Editions and Resource Center! The Simple Solutions S2TaR Center is more than just the convenience of digital teacher editions.  It is the other half of the Simple Solutions approach to help raise test scores, build student confidence, and improve long-term retention while saving valuable class time.   Access to the S2TaR […]

Take Simple Solutions for a Test Drive

Get free materials when you take Simple Solutions for a Test Drive! Free Materials Does this sound familiar? You teach your class a concept, and you’re sure they “got it,” but when the same concept comes up again later in the year, you see a room full of blank stares. We’ve got a solution. Simple Solutions. […]

We are always improving!

You spoke, we listened! You told us the end of the school year can get a bit crazy. We heard you! We wanted to help. So this year, you can have the Summer Solutions books shipped directly to students’ homes. Check out our new option! You Choose – Everyone’s a Winner! Contact:Judy at 1-877-382-7537 or […]