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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?

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.

June 10, 2014

Reducing Math Anxiety: What Can Teachers Do?

Psychology professors Sian Beilock and Daniel Willingham offer suggestions for how teachers can help decrease the effects of math anxiety.

May 22, 2014

Arts and Special Education: Reflections on a Photo

A photo of an arts education program for students with special needs illustrates the kinds of social and communication gains students can make.

May 09, 2014

Dancing, Small-Group Instruction, Help Keep Children On Task, Study Finds

Elementary students spend nearly a third of their time off task, with distractions more likely to happen when they are working on their own or receiving whole-group instruction.

April 21, 2014

Reactions to the 'Common Core' Math Problem That Went Viral

A few weeks ago, a father posted a page from his son's supposed common-core math assignment on Facebook, claiming that despite his own degree in engineering, he could not solve the problem.

April 11, 2014

Students With Special Needs and Common-Core Math: No More 'Key Words'

A mother-daughter team described the importance of starting students with special needs with concepts rather than math facts and memorization, even if the process is painstakingly slow.

March 10, 2014

Elementary Math Teachers Rethink Pedagogy Under Common Core

Most math teachers are now being asked to instruct students in a way they were neither taught during pre-service training nor learned themselves in the early grades.

January 29, 2014

How Do You Learn Best? Hands-On Style Tops Survey Results

Younger adults and men, in particular, favor a hands-on style of learning, according to a survey done for Everest College.

October 30, 2013

Math Lesson Turns Into World Record

Students at a North Carolina middle school used math to set a world record.

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