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Children’s math, reading gains don’t survive high school

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.

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Bring back real math to Seattle schools

In the past decade, the Seattle School Board chose “discovery math” books for the public schools. The chance to correct these mistaken decisions begins next year with new texts for grades K-5.

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Teacher collaboration, communities improve students' math scores

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.

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Michigan Middle School Teacher Elected to NCTM Board

Jane Porath, a mathematics teacher and site leader at Traverse City East Middle School, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).

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Will Bitcoin Change How Kids Learn to Count?

Digital currency company Bitcoin has been generating buzz—some would say hype—for a while; in the last few months there’s been talk about Bitcoin ATMs, bubbles, ecosystems, miners, and more. But no one has addressed something about Bitcoin that seems obvious in hindsight: What about its effects on teaching kids to count? How will a generation of kids that grows up on Bitcoin, or some future iteration of digital currency that eventually becomes the norm, learn math?

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Instructional Software Should Be Exercise, Not Physical Therapy

Digital content has been mispositioned as optional: as a tool for some of the students, some of the curriculum, some of the time. In this view, software serves a role of “cleaning-up” whatever gaps were left unfilled or incomplete after normal teaching.

ST Math Raises Both Scores and Confidence at Arizona Middle School

Software from MIND Research Institute contributing to math success at Palomino Intermediate

Instructional Software Should Be Exercise, Not Physical Therapy

Minding Math: A Special Report from the MIND Research Institute

Guide to Blended Learning for Elementary Mathematics

Maximize student engagement and achievement by bringing traditional instruction and online learning together

Taking STEM to the Jungle

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