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March 03, 2009

Teachers and Textbooks

When teacher Mike Fletcher leads students through a geometry lesson, he brings a special kind of authority to the subject. He helped write their textbook. Fletcher, a teacher from Mobile, Ala., applied and was accepted to the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project to help draft that text,...

March 02, 2009

British Prime Minister Highlights Science

Barack Obama is not the only national leader talking about the importance of education during a period of deep recession. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is seeking to revamp his nation's approach to math and science instruction, pitching that proposal as a matter of long-term economic health, a...

February 27, 2009

Your Favorite Fictional Mathematician?

I recently came across this item in Plus magazine, an online publication which seeks to introduce readers to the "beauty and practical applications of mathematics." It asks readers to vote for their favorite fictional mathematicians. I was a bit surprised by the top vote-getter. Then again, maybe I...

February 26, 2009

The Right Gesture in Math

Most teachers have probably seen their students transmit all kinds of silly, strange, and downright inappropriate gestures over the course of the school day. But sometimes in-class gestures can have a benign and productive effect, at least in mathematics. That's the conclusion of a new study publis...

February 26, 2009

Calling All Chemistry Teachers (And Others)

The American Chemical Society, a big organization that seeks to take an active role in school science and math issues, is seeking to hone its message on these topics and figure out a way it can have a bigger impact. And they're looking to the K-12 community to give them ideas. The ACS, headquartere...

February 26, 2009

Brookings Report Takes on the PISA

As state leaders and education advocates weigh evaluating U.S. students using international benchmarks, a new report argues that one prominent test, the PISA, is flawed and may not be appropriate for judging American schools on global standards. The author, Tom Loveless, a senior fellow at the Was...

February 25, 2009

Major Math Curriculum Study

Two sets of early-grades math curricula, Saxon Math and Math Expressions, emerged as big winners in a major study released by Mathematica. A curriculum that's drawn major heat from parents in some districts, Investigations in Number, Data and Space, did not fare as well. Nor did Scott Foresman-Addis...

February 24, 2009

"Investigations" Curriculum: No Verdict Yet, WWC Says

One of the elementary math curricular programs that tends to raise the ire of parents locked in the so-called "math wars" is Investigations in Number, Data and Space. Well, a federal review of that program is in, and the grade is (drumroll) incomplete. The What Works Clearinghouse, a federal center...

February 20, 2009

Science and Math in the Stimulus

While the stimulus provides a major cash infusion to the nation’s schools, the flow of federal money to school and college “STEM” education efforts, in particular, is smaller and more difficult to track. As my colleagues at Ed Week have detailed in past stories, the package provides about $...

February 19, 2009

Out-of-Class Science Ed on Capitol Hill

Informal science experiences—trips to zoos, museums, TV shows, computer games, and the like—can play an important part in improving students' science learning, a recent study found. Now the House Science and Technology Committee, chaired by Rep. Bart Gordon of Tennessee, is delving into th...

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