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Math and K-12 Schools: Addressing the Historic Mismatch – Education Week

K-12 schools should rethink math instruction to better match the skills most students will need for their careers and lives, writes Mike Schmoker.

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Test results: More students reach English, math ‘mastery’ – Education Week

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41 Spot-On Tweets That Break Down The Math Of Parenting

If parenting could be summed up with a pie chart, there would clearly be much debate around how to divide it up.

For years, moms and dads on Twitter have been sharing their percentage breakdowns of what parenting consists of. Is it 80 percent looking for shoes, 10 percent stepping on small toys and 10 percent hiding in the bathroom? Or is it 30 percent empty threats, 40 percent unclogging toilets, 15 percent sneaking chocolate and 15 percent guzzling wine?

Clearly the mathematical possibilities are endless. Here are 41 spot-on analytical tweets from parents that capture what it’s like to raise kids.

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3 Tips to Building Math Confidence in Your Child

No single subject seems to induce as much fear in school children as mathematics can. I loved math in elementary school but by eight grade’s accelerated algebra 1, I dreaded the class, the homework, and the tears and frustration that became an almost nightly-ritual. And I’ve watched in empathy as my stepdaughter has had the same experiences.

Danica McKellar, actress, author, mathematician and education advocate, who wrote Math Doesn’t Suck, Kiss My Math, Hot X: Algebra Exposed and Girls Get Curves: Geometry Takes Shape said, “My main concern with the condition of mathematics in high school is that there’s a lot of fear involved!

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2-pronged approach to high school math rejected by House – Education Week

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Two-pronged approach to NC math courses considered by Senate – Education Week

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Learning Math From a Different (Art) Angle

Last month, I was planning an arts integration unit with two fourth grade teachers. For students who are learning math with higher level concepts, the arts can be a very natural connector. In our school, these […]

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Mandalas Music and Math STEAM Unit

When we talk about arts integration and STEAM, sometimes we forget that integration can (and should!) happen between fine arts areas too.  We spend so much time thinking about standards that naturally connect across the […]

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Reflex Math and 9 More Free Math Games for Kids

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Spotlight on Math Assessment – Education Week

As standards shift across the country, states and districts are exploring different forms of assessment to measure student progress. In this Spotlight, find out how tests are gauging higher-order thinking, how Common Core State Standards are affecting high school math, and learn how teachers are designing useful math assessments in the classroom.

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