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Could small tweaks reap big rewards in math education?

Math education in the United States is a subject of constant anxiety. Our country’s future feels imperiled when our students land in the middle of …

The Change Curve: Accelerating Change, and Improving Its Likelihood of Success

You've invested time and dollars in the latest systems and processes, you've trained everyone, and you've made their lives easier (or so you think). …

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Why Girls Tend to Get Better Grades Than Boys Do

New research shows that girls are ahead in every subject, including math and science. Do today's grading methods skew in their favor?<p>As the new school year ramps up, teachers and parents need to be reminded of a well-kept secret: Across all grade levels and academic subjects, girls earn higher …

My Daughter’s Homework Is Killing Me

What happens when a father, alarmed by his 13-year-old daughter's nightly workload, tries to do her homework for a week<p>Memorization, not rationalization. That is the advice of my 13-year-old daughter, Esmee, as I struggle to make sense of a paragraph of notes for an upcoming Earth Science test on …

Digital Housekeeping for a New School Year

The last few weeks in August is a mad rush of thinking about what is just around the corner as the school year is about to begin. If you have ever …

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Ali Partovi: Why Learning to Code Is Imperative In Public Education

"Education is about preparing kids for life, and public education is about helping people have equal opportunity, helping those who don't have as …

Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School

“I think we should give kids problems that you can’t look up on the internet,” November said. “Or, if you do, build the capacity to do it well.” With …

Do sleepy teens need later school start times? Pediatricians say yes

If you thought trying to get a groggy teenager out of bed in time for school each morning was your own private struggle, you thought wrong.<p>The<p>American Academy of Pediatricsdeclared the chronic sleepiness of our nation's teenagers a public health issue in a policy statement Monday. And to help fix …

Some districts take on the heat with altered schedules, calendars

With an increasing overlap between back-to-school season and the dog days of summer, some Colorado school districts are taking aggressive steps to …

Why Nate Silver Can Save Math Education in America

For students across the country, there's clearly an engagement deficit in the subject. Paul Lockhart, a math teacher in New York, writes in <i>A</i> …

First female to win math's top prize describes her 2 brainstorming strategies

Iranian-born Maryam Mirzakhani of Stanford University has become the first woman to win the top award in mathematics, the Field’s Medal. The award, often described as the Nobel Prize of mathematics, is given every four years to up to four scholars and has been around since 1936. Mirzakhani was …

Flipped Classroom 2.0: Competency Learning With Videos

“The best use of class time is to meet the individual needs of each learner, not driving the class with predetermined curriculum,” Sams said. So he …

A Place for Learning: The Physical Environment of Classrooms

Students Take Ownership<p>So I visited the class. It was in the unfinished basement of an old school -- cement floors and walls, ceiling-to-floor poles …

7-Step Prep: Make a Weekly Plan for YOU!

Let's apply that same clear and prepared mentality to planning for a week of your time.<p>I already know you plan incredibly well for your <i>students</i>, but …

Parents Wonder: Why So Much Homework?

“We’re teaching to the test, so a lot of the instruction that should be going on in the school environment is not there," said Stephen Jones, an …

Should Kids Learn to Code in Grade School?

It's already being done, and not surprisingly, in Silicon Valley. Last school year, two very different public schools introduced programming to …

Ten of the Best Virtual Field Trips

The benefits of virtual field trips are well known: They’re inexpensive—often free—and are less time-consuming than a real trip. But researching …

Education Technology

How to Trick Your Kids Into Reading All Summer Long

Don't bother taking away the iPad or setting minimum page counts. Instead, find sneaky ways to leave your children alone with books—and then see what happens.<p>As the school year ends, students’ thoughts turn to summer vacation staples like swimming, camp, and popsicles. Teachers—and most …

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When it comes to integrating STEM into classroom space, there are real implications for how teachers interact, says Thaler. “When you put math and …

Everyone Was an Artist in Kindergarten

Creativity is contingent on willingness to be judged. At some point, many people lose that.<p>ASPEN, Colo.—Tom Kelley is an innovation consultant. He is also the author of a recent best-selling book on creativity. So when Kelley told his audience at the Aspen Ideas Festival—hosted by the Aspen …

A School Built Entirely Around the Love of Math

Roots in Math Circle Culture<p>The new school takes its inspiration from math circles, an Eastern European and Russian tradition that spread to the U.S. …

Denver Street Arcade Attracts Gamers Of All Ages

It's part of an interactive street festival that's transforming 2 city blocks into custom video games. They're played on giant LED screens and accompanied by Colorado Symphony Orchestra musicians.<p>Transcript<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:<p>This summer, the streets of downtown Denver are being turned into an …

For Creative Problem-Solving, Why Young Kids Can Outwit College Students

"We were trying to see if very young children could figure out cause and effect," says Gopnik. "What will the children do in that crucial question …

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Books and lectures (in a room or on a screen) are useful <i>resources</i> for mathematical thinking, but they are no longer at the heart of math learning. …