Mathematics Education

Expert hired to explain Wales' new qualifications to universities

Wales is hiring someone to explain its new qualifications to university admissions tutors.<p>The move by Independent qualifications regulator …

Education

Lethbridge parents join middle school math class to keep up with their kids

Struggling to help your kid with math homework? A unique program in Lethbridge is offering support for parents who lack confidence when helping their …

Education

A Chance to Win Chromebooks When Your Students Take Part in the Mathseeds Math Challenge

<b>What is Mathseeds?</b><p>Mathseeds is an online math program carefully structured to support individual learning. With highly engaging and rewarding lessons …

Education

Author Interview: 'Motivated - Designing Math Classrooms Where Students Want to Join In'

Ilana Horn, author of <i>Motivated: Designing Math Classrooms Where Students Want To Join In</i>, agreed to answer a few questions about her book.<p>Ilana …

Teaching

11 Essential Strategies in Teaching Math

We all want our kids to succeed in math. And, in most districts, standardized tests are the way understanding is measured. Yet, no one wants to teach …

Mathematics

Number Sandwiches

<i>You may wish to print off two sets of digit cards to cut out and play with.</i><p>In this arrangement there is one number sandwiched between the "1" cards, …

Mathematics

Three Strategies for Supporting Counting and Cardinality Skills

<b>Why are Counting and Cardinality Skills Important?</b><p>Young students are eager to begin using their early numeracy skills. There are simple ways you can …

Mathematics

Quadrilateral Inscribed into Parallelogram

The problem is simple enough to be solved with a couple of references to Euclid's Elements. According to Euclid I.38:<p>Triangles which are on equal …

Mathematics

Latinx in the Mathematical Sciences Conference 2018 (Overview)

On March 8-10, 2018, IPAM will host a conference showcasing the achievements of Latinx in the mathematical sciences. The goal of the conference is to …

Mathematics

It’s Time To Throw Away The Dickensian Culture of Math Education

Strike while the iron is hot…<p>One of my kindred spirits, Peter Harrison, who I had the honor of being mentored by early in my teaching career, used to …

Mathematics

How ‘chatty maths’ boosted my students’ engagement and confidence in mathematics

Arrive at the start of a maths lesson at my school and you are likely to come across groups of pupils chatting about maths. Not necessarily, or even …

Teaching

25 Of The Best Math Resources For 2018

25 Of The Best Math Resources For 2018 by TeachThought Staff Ed note: Though the list was curated entirely by editors at TeachThought, the post was …

Mathematics

Math Anxiety: An Important Component of Mathematical Success

Mathematics education in Ontario is a hotly debated topic, a large emphasis lately being on whether we should focus on the newer “discovery math” …

Mathematics

SUMIT 2018: A math collaboration

<b>by C. Kenneth Fan</b> <i><br>President and Founder of Girls’ Angle, an organization that connects mentors with girls who love math</i><p>For decades, math …

Mathematics

Mathematics expo by students enthrals many

A mathematics exhibition conducted by the students of Kuvempu Centenary Government Model Higher Primary School at Haralahalli on Monday was well …

Education

Multilingualism in indigenous mathematics education: an epistemic matter

Annamalai, E. (1979). Movement for linguistic purism: the case of Tamil. In E. Annamalai (Ed.), <i>Language movements in India</i> (pp. 35–59). Mysore: …

Indigenous Australians

Most Americans Say They Liked Math and Science in School, Survey Says

Some good news for science and math teachers: Most Americans say they liked math and science in school.<p>That's one of the findings in a new survey by …

Education

How a teacher’s gift spurred me on to a PhD in maths at 32

In Summary<p>Her KCPE score was, however, somewhat discouraging, she scored 409 out of 700 marks.<br>• She could only enrol at a local missionary school.<br>• That …

Education

15 tricky children's test questions even adults couldn't figure out

Homework is designed to challenge students, or, at the very least, reinforce what they learned during the school day. But sometimes these questions go a little too far in terms of difficulty (or they're just plain wrong), forcing confused parents to ask the internet for help.<p>Check out these …

Mathematics

How Singapore Math Improved Scores at a U.S. School

<i>Editor</i><i>'</i><i>s Note: When her school showed declining math scores, Andi Webb, math coach at Alderman Road Elementary School in Fayetteville, NC, decided to</i> …

Education

Data Science and R: how do I start?

It always starts with a DM on Twitter, where someone shares with me their personal data science ambitions, where they currently are in their plans, …

Data Science

Mathematical Association of America

WASHINGTON, DC - Prizes for meritorious service and exemplary writing will be awarded to mathematicians David Bressoud, Gary Gordon, Hortensia Soto, …

Mathematics

International Baccalaureate

<b>EPFL</b><p>38 out of 42 points (without bonus points) + HL in the following subjects: 1) mathematics, 2) physics or chemistry and 3) first modern language …

Mathematics

Geometry Problem 1351: Two Tangential or Circumscribed Quadrilaterals, Midpoints, Perpendiculars. Math Infographic. Tutoring

Geometry Problem 1351: Two Tangential or Circumscribed Quadrilaterals, Midpoints, Perpendiculars. Math, Tutoring.<p>Proposition<p>The figure below shows a …

Mathematics

Girls are better than boys at solving problems in teams, especially in these countries

Automation and technological advances are transforming the future of work. But it is hard to work out exactly how to transform education and training …

Education

Six Questions That Math Educators Need To Answer Honestly

I taught long enough to realize that education’s primary mandates are financial and political — they have been unspoken cornerstones for guiding …

Mathematics

Are fractions outmoded? Retired engineer says measurement method half-baked

Retired engineer and inventor Ed Evenson might have a 0.00001 chance of changing the way math is taught in Illinois, but you won’t catch him giving a half-effort.<p>Evenson, of Rolling Meadows, says fractions are a confusing, unwieldy and imprecise system of measurement that American industry has …

Chicago

“Students Must ‘Engage in Math Problem-Solving’ & not Just ‘Follow Procedures'”

Students Must ‘Engage in Math Problem-Solving’ & not Just ‘Follow Procedures’ is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column.<p>In it, Wendy …

Mathematics

The Entire Field Of Mathematics, Summarised In One Map

Like most people, my knowledge of maths is limited to the skills I need to function in society. (I blame crappy high school teachers for that.) …

Mathematics

Massachusetts community colleges and state schools try to solve the math problem

Carrie Hale had spent years in low-paying jobs — cleaning houses and bagging groceries — followed by bouts of unemployment, before finally deciding …

Education