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August 20, 2014

Study: Math Fluency Linked to Changes in Brain

As children make the transition from finger-counting to retrieving math facts from memory, their brains begin to change, according to a new study from Stanford University.

August 15, 2014

Next Generation Science Standards: Which States Adopted and When?

Since the common science standards were finalized in April 2013, 12 states and the District of Columbia have adopted them.

August 14, 2014

Highest Honor in Math Goes to a Woman, Finally

For the first time since it was established 78 years ago, the prestigious Fields Medal—viewed as the Nobel prize of mathematics—was awarded to a woman.

August 12, 2014

With Fractions, Common-Core Training Goes Beyond 'Invert and Multiply'

How do you illustrate division of fractions by fractions? And why would you want to?

August 06, 2014

Group to Launch Free Online Reviews of Common-Core Materials

A new organization is wading into the (very choppy) waters of judging whether major textbooks and other classroom materials are common-core aligned.

August 01, 2014

A Closer Look at a Math Performance Task From PARCC

A group of Maryland math educators take a close look at a 4th grade performance task, and several are surprised by the level of advanced thinking it requires.

July 28, 2014

Real-Life Math and Teacher Training: Cures for 'Innumeracy'?

Americans are no good at math, but the common core will help only if teachers receive better professional development, according to a recent piece published in The New York Times.

July 22, 2014

A Double Dose of Math Has Diminishing Returns, Study Finds

Doubling up on math classes for a year may help middle school students in the short-term, but the benefits of doing so depreciate over time—and are likely not be worth the price of missing out on instruction in other subjects, according to a new study.

July 22, 2014

A Professor's Plea to Stop Teaching Calculus in High Schools

A Johns Hopkins University professor argues that high schools should stop teaching calculus, and instead teach computer science and statistics.

July 09, 2014

New Jersey Adopts Common Science Standards

On July 9, the New Jersey education department announced that the state board had adopted the common science standards, making it the 12th state to do so.

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