Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 09/04/2013 - 10:29am
Math is the clear winner when Americans are asked to say which school subject has been most valuable to them in their lives, followed by language arts—English, literature, or reading—and science. Math and English were also the top two subjects when Gallup first asked this question in 2002.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 11:19am
Low-income preschoolers in Los Angeles County will have the opportunity to experience a high-tech math program created by the nonprofit MIND Research Institute, thanks to a $200,000 grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/27/2013 - 1:38pm
U.S. elementary and middle school students have sharpened their reading and math skills since the 1970s, while 17-year-olds stagnated, federal tests show. Almost half of 9-year-olds knew basic arithmetic last year, up from 20 percent in 1978, according to a U.S. Education Department report. Yet, only 7 percent of 17-year-olds solved routine problems involving fractions, percents, algebra, exponents and square roots, the same level as 34 years earlier.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 4:17pm
Many elementary students' math performance improves when their teachers collaborate, work in professional learning communities or do both, yet most students don't spend all of their elementary school years in these settings, a new study by UNC Charlotte researchers shows.