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July 06, 2015

Lessons on State Adoptions of the Next Generation Science Standards

In an ongoing effort to help states navigate the process of reviewing, adopting, and implementing the Next Generation Science Standards, the National Association of State Boards of Education released a short report today profiling some states' efforts in this area.

July 06, 2015

Are Concerns About Common-Core High School Math Standards Proving True?

Smarter Balanced test scores released by three states show that students are largely beating states' projections for student performance—except for on the high school math tests. Did experts warn us this was coming?

July 06, 2015

Are Test Scores Proving Fears About Common-Core High School Math Correct?

In three states that released preliminary common-core test scores in July, high school students failed to meet predictions for math proficiency. Did experts warn us this was coming?

July 01, 2015

Video: Preparation for Fraction Multiplication

Alicia Farmer, a 5th grade math teacher in Anacortes, Wash., demonstrates how she builds her students conceptual understanding of multiplying fractions.

June 24, 2015

What Two Schools Are Doing About Teachers' Math Anxiety

"[K]ids aren't likely to buy into doing tougher math with teachers who are inwardly hyperventilating about the subject themselves," says a new brief from a New York City-based policy institute.

June 15, 2015

Teachers' Feedback Can Do More Harm Than Good, Study Finds

A new study from Vanderbilt University concluded that teachers' feedback on math problems hinders students who have a grasp on the concept but could significantly help those who still don't understand.

June 10, 2015

EdReports Makes Changes to Textbook Review Process

In response to criticism from the math community, EdReports.org, the group that bills itself as the Consumer Reports of common-core instructional materials, is making changes to its textbook review process.

June 03, 2015

Video: Modeling and Graphing Real-World Situations

After collaborating with colleagues, high school math teacher Krista McAtee devises a lesson meant to help students understand graphing.

May 28, 2015

Physics Website Posts a Pitch for Arts Education

A physics website lauds the importance of arts education. It's not alone among the sciences.

April 30, 2015

Pencils Down, Minds On

Solving problems starts with sense-making, not answer-getting.

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