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+Plus magazine...living mathematics

+Plus magazine...living mathematics | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Looking for ways to connect mathematical concepts to life? How about some texts for your students to read that deal with mathematical concepts? Check out the +Plus online magazine.

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The New SAT: What Will It Look Like for Math?

The New SAT: What Will It Look Like for Math? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Here's a look at what the revisions to the SAT mean for the math portion and what two math experts think of the changes.
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In Math and Science, the Best Fend for Themselves

In Math and Science, the Best Fend for Themselves | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
With its best students far behind their foreign peers, America needs new ideas to nurture their talent and produce new innovators.
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Although I'm skeptical of any argument that uses PISA data, even in part, as its basis, I think this author makes some valid points, especially about how much we neglect gifted students at the high school level. Don't miss the somewhat related video about the American Museum of Natural History's master's degree in teaching.Thanks to Joanna Brinker for scooping this article.

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MIXED BAG WHEN US EXAM SCORES COMPARED GLOBALLY (Math, Science)

MIXED BAG WHEN US EXAM SCORES COMPARED GLOBALLY (Math, Science) | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

 So how do U.S. eighth-graders do in math and science when compared to their peers around the globe? Turns out it matters which state they live in, according to a study being released Thursday.

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Common Core Math: Best Resources for High School Educators

Common Core Math: Best Resources for High School Educators | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Sites and articles to help you implement the Common Core Math standards.

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High School Students Taking More Math and Science Courses

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High school students are taking more science and math courses now compared with 1990, according to the new Condition of Education report.
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Celebrate Pi Day: Seven Classroom Resources for Pi Learning

Celebrate Pi Day: Seven Classroom Resources for Pi Learning | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

More resources for celebrating Pi Day.  And if you're celebrating with actual PIE, don't forget to share with your favorite librarian...

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When Given Another Chance, Girls Match Boys’ Scores in Math | Education News

When Given Another Chance, Girls Match Boys’ Scores in Math | Education News | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
In a recent math competition that spanned a number of rounds, researchers found that after the first round the differences in performance between boys and girls disappeared.
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Why Mathematical Practices Matter as Much as the Content

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Jose Vilson, a middle school math teacher, grapples with finding instructional practices that allow his students to develop their skill with the CCSS mandated "mathematical practices."

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Mathematicians aim to take publishers out of publishing

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"Mathematicians plan to launch a series of free open-access journals that will host their peer-reviewed articles on the preprint server arXiv. The project was publicly revealed yesterday in a blog post by Tim Gowers, a Fields Medal winner and mathematician at the University of Cambridge, UK.

The initiative, called the Episciences Project, hopes to show that researchers can organize the peer review and publication of their work at minimal cost, without involving commercial publishers." 

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The Open Access movement is spreading--slowly but surely.  Maybe someday we won't have to rely on our expensive subscription databases to find reliable, peer-reviewed sources?  The more information that's available on the open web, however, the more our students need to be able to hone their evaluation skills so that they can differentiate between good and bad online sources.

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Mass. school ends all-girls math class

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A Chicopee, MA middle school found no improvement in 8th grade girls' math scores after giving them the option to take math without the "intimidating" presence of boys in their class.

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How Statistician Nate Silver Threw A Wrench Into Traditional Election Metrics

How Statistician Nate Silver Threw A Wrench Into Traditional Election Metrics | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Sports and politics both have billions of dollars at stake, engender profound emotions and revolve around larger-than-life individuals. And they both share a culture of data devoted to making predicting future results more accurate than ever.

Apparently there's some math involved.

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Mathematics Made Visible: The Extraordinary Art of M.C. Escher

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The eye and the intellect play off one another in surprising and beautiful ways in the art of M.C. Escher.  OpenCulture.com, one of my favorite blogs, provides us with a clip from a BBC documentary about Escher that explains the relationship between his art and math.

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Busting the Brackets! Mathematics and the N.C.A.A. Tournament

Busting the Brackets! Mathematics and the N.C.A.A. Tournament | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
In this lesson, students apply concepts of probability and explore the scale of extremely large and extremely small numbers by diving into March Madness and bracketology.
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Top YouTube Channels for Science and Math Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Top YouTube Channels for Science and Math Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

A round-up of some wonderful educational YouTube channels for Math and Science teachers. These channels are taken from a long list that comprises more than 170 YouTube channels. 

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How I Help All My Students to Be Good at Math

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A math teacher explains how she emphasizes effort over achievement.
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Remember the ABC’s of Adolescent Math Learners | ASCD Inservice

Remember the ABC’s of Adolescent Math Learners | ASCD Inservice | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Lisa Medoff, teacher in the program in human biology and the School of Education at Stanford University, shares insights from her article “Getting Beyond ‘I Hate Math!
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Report: Science Standards Fall Short in Aligning to Math Common Core

Report: Science Standards Fall Short in Aligning to Math Common Core | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The Thomas B. Fordham Institute contends that the Next Generation Science Standards fail to adequately align with the common-core math standards.
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11 Great Geeky Math Tattoos

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Math teachers, would you give extra credit for one of these?

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Activities to Celebrate National Pi Day > Eye On Education

Activities to Celebrate National Pi Day > Eye On Education | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Celebrate Pi Day tomorrow with these activity suggestions from the Eye on Education blog.

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xkcd: Password Strength

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I can't even pretend to understand the math in this one--but I certainly can relate to the issue of remembering passwords! Thanks to Maine librarian Jake Paris for sharing this.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Good Mathematics Feeds for Teachers

Richard Byrne suggests five blogs worth subscribing to via RSS (in a Google Apps school, add them to your Google Reader feed).  

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For Girls, Teachers' Gender Matters, Study Says

For Girls, Teachers' Gender Matters, Study Says | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
New research suggests that female teachers' comfort with math particularly affects their female students.
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iLearn Technology » Blog Archive » Media 4 Math: Math in the News

iLearn Technology » Blog Archive » Media 4 Math: Math in the News | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Math teachers: sign up for this weekly newsletter and you'll always have an answer for that obnoxious question, "what are we ever going to use this for?"
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A critical analysis of Common Core math standards

A critical analysis of Common Core math standards | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Much criticism of the Common Core has been about the English Language Arts Standards. Here’s a highly critical look at the math standards.
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