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February 26, 2013
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Mathematics Education in Today's News

  Teaching & Learning 
  • High-tech tools are front and center in the classroom
    Some teachers in Pennsylvania say part of their job is to keep up with advances in technology and put some of the latest tools to use in the classroom. For example, high-school physics teacher Clyde Qualk recently used an interactive whiteboard and student-produced video during a lesson on acceleration, and biology teacher Jade Leung asked students to use an animation program to create a movie about bacteria. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Standards 
  • Common core math tasks students with explaining their answers
    Educators in San Diego County in California are working to incorporate Common Core State Standards in their curriculum in anticipation of the official rollout of the standards in 2014. In one math class, students are asked to show how they reached a particular answer and to think critically about peers' answers. San Diego Union-Tribune (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  STEM 
  • Ohio high-school students cap off studies with research projects
    Students enrolled in Reynoldsburg High School's eSTEM Academy in Ohio are completing research projects intended to engage them in deeper learning as part of a new Capstone program. Many students attend school in the morning and work internships in the afternoon. "It's the commencement of a whole new way of learning. It's about keeping the senior year interesting and relevant. It's about having these students engaged and having the skills to be college- and career-ready," said Bob Wise, head of the nonprofit Alliance for Excellent Education and former West Virginia governor. The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Problem-solving skills are focus of STEM education in Pa.
    Schools in western Pennsylvania are emphasizing science, technology, engineering and math throughout students' educational careers in an effort to create a generation of problem-solvers, education leaders say. For example, in one district, elementary-school students are introduced to hands-on STEM projects using Legos and high-school students use Lego kits to learn about robotics. "We're trying to grow this across the board, because kids will be able to transition (these skills) from subject to subject to subject," coordinator of STEM education and high-school assistant principal Michael Choby said. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (2/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy & Legislation 
  • N.C. district invests in making students "future ready"
    Officials in Moore County, N.C., are seeking to provide a 21st-century education for students, in part, by investing in one-to-one classroom technology. Already, schools have received deliveries of laptop computers and iPads, all aimed at making students "future ready." Officials say expenses -- $225,000 for one elementary school and $106,000 for Pinckney Academy -- included professional development for teachers. The Pilot (Southern Pines, N.C.) (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  NCTM News 
  • What makes ideas stick?
      
    Does engagement necessarily imply that students will retain what we hope they will? How do students in your classes develop an appreciation for mathematical big ideas and relationships among them? What lesson characteristics seem to promote the permanence of concepts in the minds of your students? What works? Write about your big ideas that help make mathematics stick. NCTM's Mathematics Teacher wants you to submit your manuscript for the 2014 Focus Issue by May 1. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

  • Speak at an NCTM conference
    Share your knowledge and expertise with math educators from everywhere around the globe by speaking at an NCTM conference. NCTM is now accepting presentation proposals for the 2014 Annual Meeting and Regional Conferences. Learn more about the submission process and apply now. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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