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April 11, 2016

Common Core's 'Algebra Delay' Causes Ongoing Concerns

Under the common core, parents and middle school students are being asked to delay algebra until high school. But that's because Algebra I is not the course it used to be.

March 29, 2016

Romanian Soccer Team Replaces Jersey Numbers With Math Problems

In an effort to get kids excited about math, the Romanian men's soccer team recently swapped the numbers on players' training jerseys for math equations.

March 23, 2016

xkcd Author Randall Munroe Brings Comics to High School Science Textbooks

Randall Munroe, the creator of the popular Internet comic xkcd, will soon have his work featured in high school science textbooks.

March 16, 2016

Is Advanced Math Necessary? An Interview With the Author of 'The Math Myth'

Andrew Hacker, author of The Math Myth and Other STEM Delusions, discussed why he thinks we should eliminate advanced math requirements.

March 11, 2016

Math Teachers Group Questions Allowing Computer Science to Count as Math Credit

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics has released a statement cautioning states and districts that allowing computer science courses to substitute for a high school math course could "undermine students' mathematics preparation."

February 25, 2016

Textbook Diversity May Be Increasing Under Common Core

Early findings from a new study show that California schools are using a wider range of unique textbooks than they were before the common core—in contrast to claims the standards would homogenize curriculum.

February 12, 2016

More Bad News for Math-Textbook Publishers From Curriculum Review Site

EdReports.org, the group that bills itself as the Consumer Reports of common-core instructional materials, released analyses of four more textbook series this week—and again the results indicated publishers failed to meet the mark.

February 11, 2016

What We Know About Struggling Math Students, According to PISA Results

The latest data-heavy report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is turning up some interesting and sometimes counterintuitive details on just who is likely to struggle the most on international benchmarking tests in mathematics.

February 11, 2016

Where Are Teachers Getting Their Common-Core Instructional Materials?

A new study found that teachers are mainly relying on homegrown instructional materials, created either by themselves or their district colleagues, to meet the Common Core State Standards.

January 26, 2016

Black, Hispanic Students Tend to Have Less Experienced Math Teachers

Black and Hispanic students are much more likely to have an 8th grade math teacher with five or fewer years experience than are their white and Asian peers, according to a new analysis of NAEP survey data.

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