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How ‘Deprogramming’ Kids From How to ‘Do School’ Could Improve Learning

How ‘Deprogramming’ Kids From How to ‘Do School’ Could Improve Learning

| December 15, 2014 | 2 Comments

Student know how to play school like it’s a game, but if teachers change the rules, they just might appreciate it.

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Why Math Might Be The Secret To School Success

Why Math Might Be The Secret To School Success

| December 9, 2014 | 8 Comments

A new study is focusing on what works best to prepare kids for school. Math may be what really counts, say researchers, one of who describes it as “a lever to improve outcomes for kids longer term.”

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The Thrill of Converting Math-Haters Into Appreciators Through Inquiry

The Thrill of Converting Math-Haters Into Appreciators Through Inquiry

| October 28, 2014 | 2 Comments

Teaching math as intellectual discipline and a creative endeavor could help a generation of students learn to love numbers.

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Could the Same Genes Shape Math Skills As Reading Ability?

Could the Same Genes Shape Math Skills As Reading Ability?

| July 25, 2014

About half the genetic contribution to a child’s reading ability also shapes how math-savvy she is, a big study of twins finds. But there’s still no telling exactly which genes are involved.

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Why Is It So Hard to Change How We Teach Math?

Why Is It So Hard to Change How We Teach Math?

| July 24, 2014 | 10 Comments

American students continue to fall behind international peers in math, but it’s not for lack of trying different teaching methods.

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A School Built Entirely Around the Love of Math

A School Built Entirely Around the Love of Math

| July 1, 2014 | 31 Comments

Designers of the new, non-profit Proof School intend to provide mathematically gifted youth an intensive and complete education in grades 6-12 that typical schools can’t muster.

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Digital Games and the Future of Math Class: A Conversation With Keith Devlin

Digital Games and the Future of Math Class: A Conversation With Keith Devlin

| June 20, 2014 | 24 Comments

Devlin argues that video games are the perfect tool for teaching math: “The problems we need mathematics for today come in a messy, real-world context, and part of making progress is to figure out just what you need from that context.”

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The Drummer’s Secret: Math Meets Hip Hop

The Drummer’s Secret: Math Meets Hip Hop

| April 26, 2014 | 1 Comment

Drummer Clayton Cameron breaks down the beats behind different types of music, illustrating how he uses math every time he picks up the drumsticks. This TED-Ed talk gets people dancing in their seats!

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Are We Underestimating the Math Powers of Our Youngest Students?

Are We Underestimating the Math Powers of Our Youngest Students?

| April 10, 2014 | 4 Comments

New research questions if US math scores would improve if students were exposed to more complicated math early in their school lives.

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Could Calculus Be A Better Way to Introduce Kids to Math Than Arithmetic?

Could Calculus Be A Better Way to Introduce Kids to Math Than Arithmetic?

| March 4, 2014 | 6 Comments

Some educators are beginning to question the assumption that math is best taught in a linear sequence, focusing on patterns and structures instead of computations with elementary students.

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