Escalante, the Bolivian native and former U.S. high school math teacher, died of cancer in 2010.
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June 15, 2015
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.
November 12, 2014
Following the release of new movie "Interstellar," Paramount Pictures has teamed up with Google Play for Education to create a set of free math, science, and arts and literature lesson plans based on the film.
October 17, 2014
After decades as a math teacher, a Brooklyn math bee coach celebrates her 100th birthday.
March 14, 2014
Teachers and students around the country celebrate Pi Day on March 14 by eating pie, writing pi-kus, and learning about the irrational number.
March 13, 2014
With many schools offering relatively little in the way of computer science course, a growing number of young students are turning to private coding programs.
December 10, 2013
A new campaign for Computer Science Education Week is attempting to get 10 million K-12 students to spend an hour learning how to code.
October 31, 2013
PBS Math Club's interactive video series seeks to relate math to students' interests to make it more interesting to a middle school demographic.
April 30, 2013
Ben Orlin, a high school math teacher in Oakland, Calif., has advice for fellow math teachers trying to reach their struggling students: Experience math failure for yourselves.