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March 31, 2015

Are STEM and Liberal Arts at Odds?

Is the country too narrowly focused on science, technology, engineering, and math?

March 30, 2015

Doing Math vs. Understanding Math

A key instructional shift called for by the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics is the dual emphasis on conceptual understanding and procedural fluency.

March 30, 2015

Loading Homework Shows Diminishing Returns in Math and Science, Study Says

Homework improves students' math and science performance, up to a point. But many students may go over that point, a new study finds.

March 26, 2015

Heavier Homework Load Linked to Lower Math, Science Performance, Study Says

The optimal amount of homework for 13-year-old students is about an hour a day, a study published earlier this month in the Journal of Educational Psychology suggests.

March 24, 2015

New York City Holds STEM Institutes for Teachers

A grant from the GE Foundation provides training to New York City teachers and school leaders to ramp up STEM expertise to enhance career programs.

March 23, 2015

President Obama Welcomes Students to White House for 5th Annual Science Fair

Today, in what President Obama called one of the "most fun" events of the year, dozens of students from around the country showcased their experiments and inventions at the fifth annual White House science fair.

March 18, 2015

Video: Students Collaborate With Transformations

High school math teacher Meghan Mekita releases the responsibility of learning to her students by doing much less talking, and much more guiding and observing.

March 16, 2015

A Pi Day for the Ages

On Saturday, 3/14/15, at 9:26:53am, the clock aligned to represent the first 10 digits of pi: 3.141592653.

March 11, 2015

Video: Don't Give Up! Plan, Persevere, Revise

In this video, math teacher Madeline Noonan introduces her students to a new concept: the problem of the month.

March 10, 2015

Math Consultant: Smarter Balanced Math Tests Have 'Egregious Flaws'

In a recent critique of Smarter Balanced's online practice tests for mathematics, educational consultant Steven Rasmussen argues that the assessments are "a quagmire of poor technological design."

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