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November 19, 2012
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Mathematics Education in Today's News

  Teaching & Learning 
  • Mont. school district encourages teacher responsiveness
    Students in Missoula, Mont., schools routinely outperform their counterparts around the state and nationwide in math and reading on the ACT and subject-area tests. District officials say the response-to-intervention teaching model in which teachers and schools have strategies in place to recognize struggling students and provide them individual assistance has contributed to the success. Missoulian (Missoula, Mont.) (11/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • 3 takeaways from the iPad Summit for educators
    More than 500 educators and experts from around the world recently attended the iPad Summit at Harvard Medical School, where the focus was on the use of the Apple tablet computer as an educational tool. Teacher Jennifer Carey blogged about her experience at the conference, which she called "one of the most innovative and exhilarating experiences I have had as an educator." Her three takeaways include that the iPad is just a tool, professional development must follow iPad integration plans and the device must do more than replace other systems such as laptops. Powerful Learning Practice (11/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Can a 15-minute daily routine change your students' view of math? In Making Number Talks Matter Cathy Humphreys and Ruth Parker help teachers in grades 4-10 build students' confidence in their reasoning as they talk through problems in arithmetic operations, fractions, decimals, and more. Read Chapter 1 online!
  • Upcoming common core assessment sparks change in Pa. schools
    Pennsylvania's Perry County schools, like others around the state, are transitioning to a curriculum that is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. District officials say educators feel the time crunch but still are committed to the common core vision. Many students this year will take tests that are aligned with the new standards even though most schools haven't rolled out the common core-aligned curriculum. The Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.) (11/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • College, high school in Tenn. find common ground through engineering
    Students from the University of Memphis and nearby Wooddale High School in Tennessee come together for engineering competitions and similar events every month as part of a program fueled by a $100,000 federal grant. University students also tutor high-school students interested in engineering and host summer programs for girls who want to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math. "I knew I liked to fix things -- make things more efficient -- but I didn't know it was called engineering," said Laneysha Miller, a junior at Wooddale. The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.) (free registration) (11/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  NCTM News 
  • More than 700 sessions, workshops and bursts await you in Denver
    Join your fellow math educators in Denver to get more on current math education topics, such as the common core, response to intervention, assessment, research, reasoning and proof, technology and STEM. Take home tools and strategies that you can immediately apply to help your students grow and succeed. This is the math education event you can't afford to miss. Register today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

  • MET Legacy Series: Edward G. Begle
    NCTM's Mathematics Education Trust (MET) relies on contributions from council members and other individuals, affiliates and corporations. Gifts to the Edward G. Begle Fund help support the Pre-K–6 Classroom Research Grant, which provides funds up to $6,000 to teachers to support and encourage classroom-based research in precollege mathematics education in collaboration with college or university mathematics educators. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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