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December 20, 2012
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Mathematics Education in Today's News

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  Curriculum 
  • Md. district plans additional support for new math curriculum
    In Montgomery County, Md., teachers implementing the school district's new Curriculum 2.0 math program will receive more training and support in the new year, district officials say. Officials also are pledging to share with school board members and parents details on how students who are gifted fit into the new curriculum. "We will be bringing groups of teachers together and sharing curriculum, talking about instruction and sharing best practices," said Erick Lang, associate superintendent of curriculum and instruction for Montgomery County Public Schools. The Gazette (Gaithersburg, Md.) (12/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Standards 
  • Is this the end of the road for the Scantron?
    Standardized tests nationwide increasingly are being taken online and that trend is expected to continue as 25 states implement computerized exams under the Common Core State Standards. In Nevada, where officials are preparing to launch a pilot of new "computer adaptive" tests, supporters say the exams will adjust to meet students' needs and better assess their knowledge. However, concerns remain over the cost of implementation and whether school infrastructure can handle the technology. Las Vegas Sun (12/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  STEM 
  • Students test math, science concepts in NASA lab
    West Virginia K-12 students will have a chance to learn and test math and science skills in hands-on experiences at the Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Aerospace Academy run by NASA in two locations in the state. The lab is equipped with a flight simulator, wind tunnel and microgravity drop tower. West Virginia Public Broadcasting (12/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Update on STEM teacher recruitment
    Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and now New Jersey have created Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship programs. The programs seek to attract teachers with expertise in science, technology, engineering and math to high-need school districts. In New Jersey, fellows will have access to a $30,000 stipend to put toward a master's degree, and universities are taking steps to make teaching residencies a component of teacher training. Education Week/Curriculum Matters blog (12/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy & Legislation 
  • Tenn. considers how to pay for switch to online testing
    As Tennessee prepares to implement new online assessments in the 2014-15 school year, questions remain about how to pay for the thousands of new desktops, laptops or tablets needed to make the transition. The state already has committed to adopting the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career online tests under its Race to the Top application and its waiver from portions of No Child Left Behind. While districts are seeking help from the state, lawmakers have not given an indication of whether they will offer assistance. Chattanooga Times Free Press (Tenn.) (12/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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    One of the many perks of an NCTM membership is the ability to access your account anytime, anywhere. Our award-winning school journals are now available by computer or smart device, giving members the freedom to read, learn and teach whenever it's convenient! Not a member and wish to receive our journals in either hardcopy or digital edition? Join now. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Reasoning and Proof: Is it true? Convince me!
      
    Explore Reasoning and Proof, NCTM's professional development Focus of the Year for 2012-13. Throughout the year, we will offer opportunities for you to learn more about the topic. Help your students work at higher levels of generalization, model and solve complex problems, and be more logical in their decision-making. A collection of resources will be available for each grade band, and this year's focus will be explored more deeply at NCTM conferences. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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