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Is Math Education Too Abstract?

The authors contend that the "traditional" math curriculum focuses too much on abstract reasoning and abstract skills. "Imagine replacing the …

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> …

Common Core Curriculum Brings Big Shifts To Math Instruction

With the implementation of the new Common Core standards, parents across the country will notice a few changes in their kids' math homework.<p>Transcript<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:<p>To big changes, now, in the classroom. Most states have adopted new math and literacy guidelines for students from kindergarten …

Innovator in Math Education Launches New Blog - Getting Smart by Jessica Slusser - blended learning, Common Core State Standards, Innovation, math teacher resources

Today our friends at MIND Research Institute announced the launch of their new educational blog, Sums & Solutions. Their new blog will feature …

The Importance of Earnest Service » Blog Archive » Service of Full Measure II: Pay more and get less for health insurance, education and toilet tissue

I first wrote a Full Measure post in 2010, a topic very much related to the Service of Inflation series launched the year before and I risk little in …

Educational Math Games for Kids & Teens

Math can be a difficult subject for many kids. Learning and understanding different formulas, how math works, and the different ways math is used in …

Accepting 'Hard Truth'

Most City Students Aren't Prepared for College-Level Work Upon Graduation<p>The results posted by New York state students on tough new exams shined a spotlight Wednesday on what educators have been saying for years: Most students aren't ready for college-level work by the time they graduate.<p>Less than …

New Ofsted maths report is welcome but only scratches the surface

This week, Ofsted released a report (Mathematics: made to measure) detailing the current state of maths education in the UK. Based on over 300 inspections, this is a critical if not damning summary of the status quo. We read that the path is depressingly predictable for the low attaining student …