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January 10, 2013
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Mathematics Education in Today's News

  Teaching & Learning 
 
 
  • Blended learning seen as offering the best of both worlds
    A high school in Arizona that has adopted blended learning, in which students learn part of the time in traditional classrooms and the remainder of instruction is online, is highlighted in this article as an example of the instructional model. Supporters say blended-learning programs allow students to move at their own pace, taking on more advanced work if they are able. However, some educators say the key to successful blended learning occurs offline, through peer tutoring, small-group work and projects. The Deseret News (Salt Lake City) (1/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Accelerated Math offers new paperless option.
With Accelerated Math Live™ software, students can see and answer math problems online using computers, laptops, or tablets-or use traditional paper and pencil. No matter which option teachers choose, math is more interactive and engaging than ever before. Learn more.
  Curriculum 
  • NBA-themed math curriculum takes learning to the courts
    Students who would rather talk basketball than math can do both with NBA Math Hoops, a set of materials and lesson plans that incorporate professional basketball into math instruction. Activities play out in a two-on-two format and include basketball-themed features such as timed competitions that simulate a race against the shot clock. BostInno (Boston) (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  STEM 
  • D.C. school sets out to extend reach of STEM education
    Educators at a science, technology, engineering and math high school in the District of Columbia are working to ensure students in the Title I school have access to an education that focuses on STEM careers. School officials say their program offers students another way to learn about math and science and ensures students have access to teachers with experience in STEM industries. PBS (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy & Legislation 
  • What's the best way to identify an effective teacher?
    Research funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation supports a three-pronged approach in teacher evaluations that includes students' test scores, classroom observations conducted by multiple people and feedback from students. The findings, released Tuesday, are the result of a three-year study of teacher evaluations. Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, said the findings support the contention that teacher evaluations should consider multiple measures. The Washington Post (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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  • Calling all grade 6–8 teachers
      
    Register now for "Cutting to the 'Common Core' in Mathematics" -- NCTM's new Interactive Institute for grade 6-8 educators. Join us in Orlando, Feb. 27 to 28, to learn strategies that will help you align your instruction with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and increase your knowledge of mathematics content related to the common core domains for the middle grades. Learn more and register. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

  • Bright Ideas
    Many students and teachers enjoyed the fun problem that appeared in the holiday issue of Bright Ideas -- but don't take our word for it. "I gave the brainteaser to my students, and it was a success!" said Bonnie Jo Mayer of Ramsey, Ill. "The students were communicating about mathematics and having a great time. The problem was hard, but the difficulty is what encouraged them to seek help from others. This activity did a masterful job of utilizing several of the Common Core mathematical practices. Thank you for sharing this activity!" Haven't seen the problem? Didn't get the newsletter? Subscribe to Bright Ideas today! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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