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The Global Search for Education: Finnish Math Lessons

<i>"We believe that students need to develop self-confidence and trust in their ability to do math, and it is the solving of real-life, simpler problems that gives them the ability to engage in more difficult, abstract tasks. Only the procedural understanding acquired in this manner will empower</i> …

Teaching

10 Great Math Apps for Kids

These fun apps will reinforce basic arithmetic concepts and spark a love for learning math.<p>When it comes to teaching your kids math skills, you've done it all: quizzes over breakfast, extra homework help, bedtime stories that sneak in math concepts. If you're looking for new, clever ways to help …

Mathematics

101 Great Science Experiments Book for Kids

101 Great Science Experiments: A Step-by-Step Guide is a well-designed and organized guide to brief science experiments in eleven different …

LeBron James Spots Math Error After NBA Finals Game 1 Against Spurs (VIDEO)

<i>By Jose Martinez, Complex Sports</i><p>Following last night's Game 1 contest between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs, LeBron James spoke to the media and briefly glanced over the stat sheet. That's when he noticed an error with the total number of second-chance points.<p>So, James used his time on …

Add These Math Apps to Your Young Child's Curriculum

There are literally hundreds of iPad apps and games that claim to teach toddlers and elementary school-aged children the basic of mathematics. Unfortunately, when it comes to combining educational content with engaging features, most of these offerings just don't add up. Here we present the top …

Apps

Every Math Class Should Be Like This One

In the video below, Justin Solonynka, a teacher at the Abington Friends School in Jenkintown, PA, uses a game he bought for his two-year-old daughter …

Mathematics

11 Reasons Why Kids Must Learn Math

As America bemoans its woeful performance in math, we should remind ourselves why we want our kids to do well in math in the first place. Sure, we need the inventive geniuses who make our society better: someone's got to cure cancer, and build a better iPhone antenna, and develop cheap renewable …

Mathematics

Math Class Made Delicious: Learn About Cones Through Scones

Cooks use math to make beautiful food all the time: Slicing eight perfect pieces of pie or doubling a recipe requires basic knowledge of fractions, for example.<p>But how many cooks think about using beautiful food to illustrate the math itself?<p>Lenore M. Edman and Windell H. Oskay of the blog Evil Mad …

Seventh Grade Math Shifts to New Connected Program

The middle school will no longer offer seventh grade honors math.<p>Swampscott Middle School seventh graders will learn math together under a new …

Mathematics

KQED

[Video co-produced with Matthew Williams.]<p>Juan Hernandez has had a life-changing summer. The 14-year-old math and science whiz got to geek out with …

KQED

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO TALK MATH WITH KIDS >> Many of us feel completely comfortable talking about letters, words and sentences with our …

KQED

<b>Do girls need special attention</b> when it comes to science, math, and technology topics? In response to last week’s article about Techbridge, the …