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November 13, 2019

Should High Schools Rethink How They Sequence Math Courses?

Most students don't aspire to careers that will require calculus, so high schools must create sequences of math courses that reflect the wide variety of young people's occupational goals, a math advocacy group argues in a new report.

October 31, 2019

Math Curriculum Company Drops Defamation Suit Against N.C. Parent

Mathematics Vision Project has dismissed the lawsuit after the surprising move the company made this summer to take legal action against one of its most vocal parent critics.

September 11, 2019

Native American Students Behind Bars Have Least Access to Advanced Courses, Study Finds

Research shows that students in the juvenile justice system have less access to secondary math courses than their peers in traditional schools. A new report finds that these gaps are bigger for Native American students.

August 16, 2019

Low-Achieving and High-Achieving Students Receive Different Instruction, Report Finds

In reading, math, and science, teachers whose students scored low on a national test reported being less likely to ask their classes to engage in higher-order thinking or offer them advanced work than teachers whose students scored high, a report from the National Center for Education Statistics finds.

August 07, 2019

Can PEMDAS Solve That Viral Math Problem? Teachers Debate

One short math problem set the internet ablaze this weekend—and incited charged arguments on math teacher Twitter, too.

July 03, 2019

Preschoolers Who Practice Phonics Show Stronger Math Skills, Study Finds

New research from Liverpool John Moores University in England found that learning about letter-sound interactions at home positively predicted young children's ability to count, calculate, and recognize numbers.

July 19, 2018

To Up Students' Math Ability, Try Working on Their Teachers' Growth Mindset

In a new study from the Stanford Graduate School of Education, students whose teachers underwent a professional-development program challenging the "myth of the math person" scored higher on an assessment of math ability.

January 09, 2018

Most Americans Say They Liked Math and Science in School, Survey Says

The Pew Research Center survey also found that about half of Americans said teachers should more often use teaching methods that help students think critically and problem solve.

October 11, 2017

For Global Math Week, an 'Exploding Dots' Activity Seeks to Make Math Fun

A mathematician developed a free, extensive math game for teachers of all grade levels to use in class. Over a million people have signed up to use it this week.

September 13, 2017

Can Artificial Intelligence Help Teachers Find the Right Lesson Plans?

The IBM Foundation has launched a website called Teacher Advisor with Watson, which uses artificial intelligence to find high-quality elementary math resources and lessons.

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