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Educational Games for Kids: Introducing Monster Math 2

Monster Math 2 (free) is an educational game for children and a great way to get kids to learn the skill of mathematics in a fun way. The app has more than 40 math skills using the “big four” of addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication.<p>The app also includes factors, multiples, and prime …


New York City Moves to 'Departmentalize' Math Teaching for 5th Graders

The school district is looking to departmentalize math instruction for 5th grade students as part of a push for stronger algebra preparation.


Many parents hated Common Core math at first, before figuring it out

I am at that stage in life when I have more time to watch television and yet loathe nearly every bit of entertainment I see in prime time. Instead, I am watching the presidential debates, hoping for some lively exchanges on education.<p>That hasn’t happened. The Republicans dismiss the Common Core …


Finding the Math in Storybooks for Young Children

<b>By Herbert P. Ginsburg</b>Reading is an opportunity for you to learn about your child’s world. Young children (roughly ages 2–6) are often described as …


5 Educational Kids’ Tabletop Games That Are Actually A Blast To Play

Did you know kids’ tabletop games don’t have to be dismally tedious choices like <i>Chutes & Ladders</i> or <i>Candy Land</i>? (Just thinking about <i>Candy Land</i> makes …

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'Recipe is love': a math teacher's lesson for adults

<b>To the editor:</b> Anthony Yom, the fantastic math teacher at Lincoln High in Boyle Heights whose students all passed the Advanced Placement Calculus exam (including one who achieved a perfect score), is showing us that the "recipe is love," not threats given with antipathy intended to force unruly …


More kids more math

"You wouldn't see it in most classrooms, you wouldn't know it by looking at slumping national test-score averages, but a cadre of American teenagers …


An Advanced Math Education Revolution Is Underway In the U.S.

<i>The Atlantic has an >extended article on the recent surge in advanced math education at the primary and secondary levels in the U.S., arguing that</i> …

'An Average Guy' Excels At Teaching Students AP Calculus

David Greene talks to advanced placement calculus teacher Anthony Yom about his classroom magic, and how he's gotten every one of his students for the past five years to pass the exam.<p>Transcript<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST:<p>Sorry to bring back what could be terrifying memories, but do you remember high school …