Mathematics

A deep dive into student data reveals real improvement and reasons for hope

Educators across the country seem to be paying attention to the data that is identifying areas of greatest concern, they are taking action, and it is all having a positive impact on students.

4 ways to ensure teachers are using the newest learning materials

Despite having access to the latest tools, one in five teachers said they avoided new materials that did not meet students' needs, were hard to use or that they didn't have time to implement.

How student-focused instruction is working wonders for these districts

Allowing students to schedule their own days, grouping them by achievement rather than grade level, and offering them "real life" experiences—such as running an in-school store—are turning out to be extremely successful.

Math and reading scores crash hard on Nation’s Report Card

A historic decline in math scores on the Nation's Report Card delivers perhaps the starkest verdict yet on the pandemic's "profound toll" on learning. 

Students struggling at math? Focus on their learning, not on learning gaps

Grade-level content is mastered more quickly when teachers remove barriers and build on what students can do rather than on their deficits.

How far have math and reading scores dropped? It’s staggering

The first Nation's Report Card of the pandemic shows math and reading declines that are historic and, in some cases, unprecedented.

Students are showing growth during a K-12 recovery that could take years

A full academic rebound will require above-average growth–and for some students, well above average–if educators hope to close achievement gaps as schools bounce back from the pandemic.

Warning: Your high school students are running out of academic recovery time

Members of the class of 2023 are facing a challenge not shared by younger students–they have less time to bounce back academically before they graduate.

3 ways this principal is building a supportive, schoolwide math culture

Helping students feel excited and confident about math is a challenge as old as teaching–here's how my school works to build a culture that supports all students in learning math.

Many teachers and principals want politicians to stay out of the classroom

Here's an alert for administrators: Parents are more concerned about non-educators making decisions about what students learn than they are about their children's reading and math skills.

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