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January 9, 2013
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Mathematics Education in Today's News

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  • Md. school district reaches compromise for high math achievers
    In the ongoing debate between educators in Montgomery County, Md., and parents of students who are gifted, parents recently were reassured that "compacted" classes will be available for students who can complete the standard math curriculum faster than their peers. Parents had complained for several months that under adoption of new state standards, there no longer would be an appropriate accelerated learning path. The Washington Post (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • 3 education trends for 2013
    This year is expected to bring rapid change to education, particularly with the anticipated implementation of Common Core State Standards, Annie Murphy Paul writes in this blog post. The new year also is expected to include better use of education technology, as well as a dose of reality regarding what technology can -- and cannot do -- for students, she writes. It's also likely, she writes, that educators will be discussing effective ways to use resources to educate students outside of the classroom. KQED.org/Mind/Shift blog (1/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Ariz. budget is expected to account for common core
    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is expected to include funding for the implementation of the Common Core State Standards in her budget proposal, set for release later this month. The funding is expected to assist school districts, which have seen a decline in state aid in recent years, and are faced with paying for the implementation of the standards, including teacher training as well as updates to school resources and technology. The Arizona Republic (Phoenix) (tiered subscription model) (1/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Program encourages students to solve community problems
    Lizzie Cassady, a junior at New Hampshire's Academy for Science and Design charter school in Nashua, is trying to develop an e-reader specifically designed for students and their textbooks. Cassady is among four students in the Learning Studios program, which challenges students to develop solutions to community problems. "We always want to give students ownership of their education," said social studies teacher Douglass Belley. "This program gives them that." The Keene Sentinel (N.H.) (1/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • The power of a good mistake
    How often do our students consider their mistakes to be signs of failure? How many students, as well as parents, believe that the goal of learning mathematics is solely to get the correct answer? How often, on arriving at an answer, do students believe their thinking about the problem is finished? In The Phantom Tollbooth, author Norton Juster offers a valuable contrasting perspective. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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