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The Great American Dust Bowl
John Steinbeck's novel The Grapes of Wrath was published April 14, 1939. Learn more about the Great American Dust Bowl, when farmland was destroyed through misguided practices, famine set in, and dust storms drove people to desperation, as depicted in the novel.
Carefully scaffolded lessons build a strong math foundation
Pros: Scaffolding creates seamless connections from concrete models to the abstract.
Cons: Scores for growth and progress are shown, but it's missing student responses that could aid in identifying misconceptions.
Bottom Line: Depth of concepts covered and expertly paced lessons are sure to develop mathematical thinkers.
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Valerie Bourbour is a certified educator and past Co-Director of The Academy of Ormond Beach. Ms. Bourbour has experience in online learning platforms and aims for student success.