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February 14, 2013
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Mathematics Education in Today's News

  Teaching & Learning 
  • One-to-one program boosts math achievement in Ariz. district
    Officials in the Sunnyside Unified School District in Tucson, Ariz., have adopted a digital curriculum in core subject areas. The new math curriculum is made up of Conceptua and Agile Mind, and an online program for tutoring called Ascend Math. The results have been positive so far, officials say. "The data show significant growth in a core curricular area where it has historically been very difficult for us to raise student performance," said Christie McDougall, district math coordinator. T.H.E. Journal (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
CCSS mathematics series from Briars, Kanold, and others
Find out how to sustain successful implementation of the CCSS with resources from Timothy D. Kanold and his associates. The Common Core Mathematics in a PLC at Work™ series shows how collaborative teams can develop and assess students for deep conceptual understanding and procedural fluency. Download your free chapter from the Leader’s Guide!
  • Mass. school expands math requirement for graduation
    Students at Old Rochester Regional High School at Mattapoisett, Mass., will have to complete four years of math to graduate under a new resolution adopted by the school board. The school's principal said the change is needed to prepare students for college, many of which require four years of math. (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Pa. district may use new elementary-school math program
    Elementary-school teachers in the Hampton Township School District in Allison Park, Pa., could be using the "Math in Focus" program in their classes next year if the school board approves the change. Officials say the program will be a big shift in how students learn math, focusing on deeper learning of fewer concepts through hands-on activities. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You'd Had shows teachers how to make math class more like the playful, creative, and captivating experience mathematicians describe. Author Tracy Zager tackles big ideas and instructional decisions, drawing on years of work with amazing teachers from across the country. Click here for details!
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  Policy & Legislation 
  • Ill. teachers seek time to form professional learning communities
    Teachers at an Illinois high school are seeking time one morning per week to collaborate -- allowing them to form "professional learning communities." Geneva High School principal Tom Rogers and associate principal Doug Drexler appeared before the District 304 School Board to present the plan, which seeks time for collaboration starting next school year. While school board members seemed supportive of the change, some also pointed out potential issues that could result from starting school 50 minutes later for students. Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model) (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  NCTM News 
  • Join Jo Boaler in Denver
    Jo Boaler, professor of mathematics education at Stanford University, will present "Using Research to Make a Difference" at the Linking Research and Practice Plenary Session at NCTM's 2013 Research Presession, April 15 to 17, in Denver. Kenneth Zeichner, University of Washington Seattle, will present the Opening Session, "Educational Entrepreneurship, Disruptive Innovation, and the Struggle for the Soul," on Monday, April 15. Don't miss this opportunity to interact and network with your fellow researchers. Learn more and register. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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