Six students at a California elementary school recently won awards for futuristic airplane designs. The award was part of a program that brought a local engineer to the students' math class to teach students about aeronautics.
Teachers at a middle school in Georgia are using Plickers, a real-time assessment tool, to help gauge whether students understand a lesson. The mobile app allows students to respond to a teacher's question electronically and the teacher can determine which students need extra help on the topic.
The City University of New York is revamping its remedial programs, using new measures such as ACCUPLACER exams, to identify those in need of remediation and offering alternatives to algebra, such as statistics, in all associate degree programs. The math courses will be taken as corequisites, allowing students to earn credits and get remediation at the same time.
Personalized learning engages girls in science, technology, engineering and math, Alyssa Tormala, an instructional technology coach at St. Mary's Academy in Portland, Ore., writes in this commentary. She describes how the all-girls school promotes STEM education.
Debbie Reynolds, a Pittsburgh middle-school teacher of science, technology, engineering and math, was one of 50 people selected for the NASA Social program. As part of the program, she will attend the Orbital ATK mission launch set for this month.
Concerns about potential cuts to Medicaid under the proposed American Health Care Act have prompted about 50 education groups to call for a rejection of the health care bill. The groups note that such cuts could negatively affect special-education services and staffing.
Math Education SmartBrief is an aggregation of published news and editorial content from diverse sources. The content of Math Education SmartBrief does not necessarily reflect the position or editorial viewpoint of any particular organization.