A PDF Blast of Math and Science, from EdWeek
Teachers, researchers, undergrads, grad students, and assorted policy types looking for some summertime reading might be interested in a new resource on math and science being offered by EdWeek. It's a collection of recent stories called "Spotlight on STEM," which can be downloaded in PDF form for the price of $4.95. EdWeek has offered these packages of stories on other topics, such as "response to intervention" and tips for new teachers, but this is the first one we've put out on math and science topics.
For those who are interested in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education resource, here's the link.
Topics in the spotlight package include an examination of students' woes in algebra and what schools are trying to do to help them; the role of games in building students' math skills; the growth of renewable energy topics and curricula in schools; schools' efforts to help students apply skills in math and science to subjects like engineering; and a look at what research says (or doesn't say) about what makes an effective math teacher.