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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.

August 21, 2017

'What Is Math For? Why Do I Have to Learn This?' Teachers Share Their Answers

What is math for? How can teachers make it relevant for students? Education Week asked teachers to share their responses to these common questions.

July 11, 2017

How Teacher Prep Programs Can Help Teachers Teach Math Conceptually

In a new study, researchers broke down the four instructional practices to teach mathematics conceptually—and studied the implications for teacher education programs.

June 08, 2017

Most Students Are Not Naturally Interested in STEM, Teachers Say

Lockheed Martin, which commissioned the national poll, has released free curriculum resources aimed at fostering students' interest in space.

April 14, 2017

Math 'Makes the World More Beautiful': A Professor's Advice on Teaching Math

Sean Nank, an award-winning math educator, discusses the challenges of teaching mathematics—and the subject's greatness.

March 16, 2017

'Can You Write in Cursive?' 2nd Graders' Survey Goes Viral

Would you rather have pizza or soup? One 2nd grade class in Indiana asked the internet to help them learn graphs, but they didn't expect more than 300,000 responses after their survey went viral.

November 01, 2016

Teachers Underestimate Girls' Math Abilities, Report Suggests

A new study suggests that teachers' perceptions of girls' math abilities may contribute to the gender gap in that subject.

July 08, 2016

STEM and Special Ed. Teachers Could Receive Thousands of Dollars to Teach

Special education and science and math are the fields with the highest demand for teachers, prompting signing bonuses of thousands of dollars.

April 15, 2016

iPad Use Helps Teachers in Math Instruction, Study Finds

A researcher examined the effects of an iPad-based intervention, as compared to a traditional paper-pencil approach, on 2nd graders' achievement and engagement in mathematics.

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