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January 16, 2013
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Mathematics Education in Today's News

  Teaching & Learning 
  • Games help girls find context for math, science concepts
    Research about girls and video games shows that girls tend to prefer games that include problem-solving, collaboration and real-life elements. Designers of educational technology have found that math and science-based games are most popular with girls when the concepts have some connection to real-world situations and can lead to a solution that supports a "social good." blog (1/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Upgrade your walls and your instruction with this new set of 8 shapes posters by Christopher Danielson, author of Which One Doesn't Belong? These posters spark curiosity, creativity, and conversations, prevent misconceptions, and move beyond treating geometry as vocabulary to memorize. Teacher's guide included. Grades K-12. Get details here!
  • Minn. school's team approach yields higher passing rate on state test
    Students at Chatfield High School in Minnesota who do not pass the state's standardized math exam now have a team of teachers ready to help them master the material. The Math Data Team's approach includes courses such as Advanced General Mathematics and one-on-one assistance. School officials also are trying to increase student motivation by offering incentives such as extra time for lunch to those students who pass the exam. The Post-Bulletin (Rochester, Minn.) (1/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • What is the role of art in STEM?
    School districts, education foundations and the federal government are pushing for greater educational opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math. Meanwhile, more questions are coming up about whether art and design deserve a place at the STEM table. Many schools have committed to a STEAM concept, but some educators suggest the arts already are involved in the creative and innovative elements that are encouraged as part of a well-rounded STEM education. District Administration magazine (1/2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Report: Nontraditional technologies attract students to STEM
    In this blog post, guest blogger Victoria O'Dea highlights a recent report by the Center for Digital Education that focuses on specialized technologies educators can use to engage students in science, technology, engineering and math. Not only do tools such as virtual labs, robotics and gaming appeal to students, they also expose students to technology they may use in college and the workplace, according to the report's authors. Education Week/Marketplace K-12 (1/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy & Legislation 
  • Technology spending is defended in N.H. district
    While being asked to trim his budget request, Stratham Memorial School principal Thomas Fosher is defending his request for additional technology funds. It includes an $119,831 increase in computer equipment for the New Hampshire district, which would include six interactive whiteboards, 100 Chromebook computers and 90 iPads. In debating the budget, it was suggested the additional technology spending be left up to voters. SeacoastOnline (Portsmouth, N.H.) (tiered subscription model) (1/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  NCTM News 
  • Common core mathematics in a PLC at work, grades 6-8
    A new teacher guide illustrates how to achieve successful implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics in grades 6-8. Discover what students should learn and how they should learn it at each grade level. Acquire strategies for meeting the rigor of the grades 6-8 standards, including the unique content related to ratios, proportions, and relationships at grades 6 and 7. Get insight into the new expectations for grades 6-8 assessment as well as the readiness required for the high school standards. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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