In the next couple months, the U.S. Treasury Department is planning to unveil a website offering teachers "ready-made personal finance lessons that fit neatly into existing math and English courses" and that are aligned with the Common Core State Standards, according to Time magazine.
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An educator warns that the centrality of standardized tests in mathparticularly vis-a-vis teacher evaluationsmay reduce the flexibility teachers' need to engage students in the subject.
December 26, 2012
A new research study finds that, when it comes to student growth in mathematics, motivation and effective study skills are more important than sheer intelligence.
November 19, 2012
At a locally organized TEDx conference in Costa Mesa, Calif., last month, former Los Angeles teacher Nigel Nisbet explained how he turned chocolate bars into geometry problems to get kids hooked on math.
April 06, 2012
A new survey of middle school students published by Raytheon finds that there is a dramatic increase in the number of students who "hate" math (from one in 10 to one in five) between the 6th and 8th grades. The survey also reveals that 61 percent of middle schoolers would rather take out the trash t...
January 11, 2012
A Georgia elementary school has gotten a flurry of unflattering media attention over the last week, since 3rd graders took home a math assignment with questions about slave beatings and cotton-picking. The worksheet, created by a 3rd grade teacher at the school, went home with four different class...
November 18, 2011
Live from NCTE in Chicago In a session called "A Marriage of Math and Reading," two ELA teachers and their math-teacher husbands described the beginnings of a collaborative research study on the effects of incorporating writing into math class. (Despite the title, there wasn't much talk of reading ...
September 27, 2011
Heads-up for up-and-coming math and science teachers: The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2012 fellowship award. Valued at $150,000, the award includes financial resources (including tuition assitance), professional development, teaching materials, and acces...
August 26, 2011
In an op-ed piece in The New York Times about the state of math education in the U.S., Sol Garfunkel and David Mumford contend that "the best way for the United States to compete globally" and to catch up to other countries' students "is to strive for universal quantitative literacy: teaching topics...
August 15, 2011
A frustrated student wrote in to Slate's advice columnist, Emily Yoffe (aka Prudence), asking how to deal with an oft-sidetracked math teacher.