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STEM High Schools Built on More Than Science and Math - U.S. News & World Report (blog)

STEM High Schools Built on More Than Science and Math - U.S. News & World Report (blog) | Math Education | Scoop.it
STEM High Schools Built on More Than Science and Math
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Giving teachers the autonomy to grow along with the students seems to be contradictory to the way schools are going.  Suppose anyone in decision-making positions is noticing that?

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My TED Talk: Giving Teachers What They Deserve

My TED Talk: Giving Teachers What They Deserve | Math Education | Scoop.it
Bill Gates gave a talk as part of a special TED session on education, which premiered on PBS Tuesday, May 7, 2013. (RT @BillGates: I was curious: How many teachers get useful coaching? The answer blew my mind.
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WTG Sarah from Johnston, Iowa!!  Way to represent!! And WTG Bill Gates, for investing in teachers! 

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Three Math Facts That Every Powerball Player Needs To Know - Business Insider

Three Math Facts That Every Powerball Player Needs To Know - Business Insider | Math Education | Scoop.it
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Three Math Facts That Every Powerball Player Needs To Know
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At the moment, The Powerball jackpot has hit $600 million. This is a huge jump, and what it means is that a lot of people will start to play the lottery.
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Nice!!  Statistical applications that you can take to the bank...or can you?

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Curriculum helps BBCC students conquer math - Columbia Basin Herald

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Curriculum helps BBCC students conquer math
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But that doesn't change things much, he said; a substantial majority of the students who enter BBCC don't qualify for college math.
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Like the reference to the "flipped classroom" approach.  Seems to be working for these students.

 

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The key to success in school? Grit

"Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school.  She quickly realized that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of “grit” as a predictor of success."


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Definitely agree!  Certainly see this in math.  Don't have to be a math genius to succeed, you just have to stick with it!

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 9, 2013 11:36 AM

Yes, intelligence and talent matter in educational performance, but we can't undersell the importance of hard work and persistence in academic success.  With so many educational overhauls, many of these plans fail to address the underlying problem--we need more grit.  The speaker defines grit as 'passion and perserverance for very long-term goals.' This is a great talk and I love the framework it takes for approaching education. 

Jan Plooij's curator insight, August 19, 2013 4:52 PM

Let us get grittier! Zie: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grit_(personality_trait)

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Wild About Math!

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Making Math fun and accessible
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Podcasts about various real-life people and problems that are "Inspired by Math".

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Mild brain shock may improve math skills - CBS News

Mild brain shock may improve math skills - CBS News | Math Education | Scoop.it
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Mild brain shock may improve math skills
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Bad at math? An electrical jolt to the brain may be just what the doctor ordered.
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Interesting, but a bit unsettling.  Will this be the next thing parents do to their kids to help them "get ahead"?

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