All those school groups making the pilgrimage to Washington this spring will have a chance to experience hands-on math learning through an exhibit opening this weekend at the Smithsonian International Gallery. MathAlive! is designed to explore the math behind activities such as video games, sports, robotics, music, and even fashion. The primary target audience is middle school students. Although math is the main focus, visitors will also get a dose of the other disciplines in the popular STEM acronym, namely science, technology, and engineering. The 5,000-square-foot exhibit, sponsored by Raytheon Co., is being housed in the Smithsonian Castle. After ...

New survey results seek to probe students' learning preferences and habits, with an emphasis on mathematics.

Gov. Peter Shumlin of Vermont is proposing to require all students to take Algebra I and geometry before graduating high school.

The South Carolina senate approves a bill asking the state board of education to reconsider its adoption of the Common Core State Standards.

Two organizations create a framework for states to use in thinking through their common-standards implementation plans.

The College Board has just announced plans to pilot two new AP courses that aim to foster students' independent research skills.

The information collected from more nearly 7,000 school districts suggests that schools with high concentrations of black and Hispanic students have less access to high-level STEM courses.

Reverberations continue from common-standards opposition in South Carolina and Utah.

A measure to retain a federal mandate for science testing did not get its day in committee this week.

Bills questioning the common standards progress through the Utah and South Carolina legislatures.

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