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February 15, 2013
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Mathematics Education in Today's News

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Beyond Answers is the book K-2 teachers need to understand and implement the Standards for Mathematical Practice. Each concise chapter focuses on one of the 8 practices, demonstrating through real classroom examples how you can break the cycle of teaching procedurally and help students understand—not just do—math. Preview the entire book!
  • Va. schools to use mix of face-to-face instruction, digital learning
    About 6,000 elementary- and middle-school students in Virginia will learn math via a blended-learning model with games developed by the Mind Research Institute. The games -- designed to be accessible by students with learning disabilities and English-language learners -- will have a direct connection to in-class lessons. T.H.E. Journal (2/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Implementing A District-Wide Science Success
Veteran education leader Mike Dillon has helped his school district continue on a steady path of success in science. The Smithsonian’s Science and Technology Concepts program and kits, available through Carolina Biological, have ensured that an entire district maintains a culture of high academic achievement. Read the case study.
  • Ind. committee backs off plans to reverse course on common core
    Indiana likely is to maintain its current schedule for rolling out the Common Core State Standards, following an unsuccessful legislative effort to pull out of the effort. A bill passed Wednesday by a state legislative committee specifically allows the common core to move forward, but it requires public meetings about the standards to be held statewide. The state board of education, which publicly has supported the common core, then will decide whether it should be implemented. The Indianapolis Star (tiered subscription model) (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Can universal preschool close the achievement gap?
    The call for universal preschool in President Barack Obama's address Tuesday highlights increased research into child development and indications the achievement gap exists among children as young as age 3. Nine states and the District of Columbia fund universal prekindergarten programs for 4-year-olds, and most states fund some preschool for low-income families. "The way you measure the benefits are not necessarily in grades or better test scores, but really those kids seem to do better as adults," said Dr. Tracy King, a pediatrician and instructor at Johns Hopkins University Medical School in Baltimore. The Washington Post (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Punch up algebra with POWs
    What day-to-day instructional decisions do teachers need to make if they believe that problem-solving is a vehicle for learning mathematical content? In this month's free preview article in Mathematics Teacher, an action research study focuses on the teaching strategies used to facilitate problems of the week. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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