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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 | 8 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 | 25 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 | 22 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 | 0 Comments

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 | 2 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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Math and Inquiry: The Importance of Letting Students Stumble

Math and Inquiry: The Importance of Letting Students Stumble

| February 3, 2014 | 8 Comments

For subjects like math and foreign language, which are traditionally taught in a linear and highly structured context, using more open-ended inquiry-based models can be challenging. But inquiry learning is based on the premise that, with a little bit of structure and guidance, teachers can support students to ask questions that lead them to learn those same important skills — in ways that are meaningful to them.

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Inquiry Learning Ideas for Math and Science With iPads

Inquiry Learning Ideas for Math and Science With iPads

| November 8, 2013 | 12 Comments

Giving children ample opportunities to develop sound investigative skills at an early age is essential to nurturing their ability to think critically and scientifically as they get older.

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Ordinary Moments From the Mathematician’s Lens

Ordinary Moments From the Mathematician’s Lens

| November 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

On the topic of finding the beauty in math, this excellent video from Parachutes.tv demonstrates the equations behind the most ordinary actions we might never notice.

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