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Why I'm not THAT worried about the future of math education...

Why I'm not THAT worried about the future of math education... | Math Education | Scoop.it
A New York Times article by Elizabeth Green has made its social media rounds lately. "Why Do Americans Stink At Math?" has been tweeted/shared a couple million times by now, with good reason. It's ...
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The blog post discusses a New York Times article called "Why Do Americans Stink at Math?" and how a growing group of educators are working to create and share resources to help with the problems of the traditional math classroom. 

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NOVA | The Great Math Mystery - PBS - YouTube

-----=====NOVΛ=====----- Join NOVA on a mathematical mystery tour—a provocative exploration of math's astonishing power across the centuries. We discover mat...
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A nearly hour long video from NOVA on the "Great Math Mystery".

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Free Technology for Teachers: Find More Than 4,000 Math Lessons on Open Curriculum

Free Technology for Teachers: Find More Than 4,000 Math Lessons on Open Curriculum | Math Education | Scoop.it
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Blog post discussing Open Curriculum and linking to the resources found there.  Lots of great lesson and activity ideas for math of all grades.

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Is math discovered or invented? - Jeff Dekofsky

Is math discovered or invented? - Jeff Dekofsky | Math Education | Scoop.it
Would mathematics exist if people didn't? Did we create mathematical concepts to help us understand the world around us, or is math the native language of the universe itself? Jeff Dekofsky traces some famous arguments in this ancient and hotly debated question.
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A TedEd talk about the existence of mathematics.

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U.S. students win Math Olympiad

U.S. students win Math Olympiad | Math Education | Scoop.it
A team from the United States won the International Math Olympiad Friday, a surprise win for a country lagging in global math and science ratings.
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Despite all the negative articles about the state of mathematics education in the United States, and team from the U.S. won the International Math Olympiad.

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Math teachers debate best methods as test scores fall

Math teachers debate best methods as test scores fall | Math Education | Scoop.it
Two schools of thought have emerged over how to best teach Canadian children math as students keep falling behind their peers in other countries.
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This article discusses the traditional (lecture/practice) method and the new (discovery-based learning) method for teaching math in light of test scores continuing to fall.

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Education Schools Flunking Math

Education Schools Flunking Math | Math Education | Scoop.it
Elementary School Teachers Poorly Prepared To Teach Math, Study Finds

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This article discusses how teacher education programs are inadequately preparing elementary teachers to understand and teach math.  This in turn creates students who lack an understanding of basic math concepts, a problem that compounds as the progress to more difficult mathematical concepts. 

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As a high school teacher, I am constantly battling with kids who don't know enough about the basics to complete more complicated math. This article gives some insight into what could be causing that problem. 

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Learn Math • /r/learnmath

Learn Math • /r/learnmath | Math Education | Scoop.it
Post all your math-learning resources here. Questions, no matter how basic, will be answered (to the best ability of the online subscribers).
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This subreddit (r/learnmath) provides people with a place to ask and answer math questions.

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Maths the Wacky Way - Algebra - YouTube

Maths the Wacky Way - Algebra www.mathsthewackyway.com Claire Gallagher talks through how to work out algebra the wacky way. She uses methods from her GCSE b...
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This YouTube video presents an different way to think about solving equations.

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Math + Education Daily

Math + Education Daily | Math Education | Scoop.it
Math + Education Daily, by Reidar Mosvold: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.
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This paper.li site is a curation of math and education topics.

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Supporting Your Child in Middle School Math

Supporting Your Child in Middle School Math | Math Education | Scoop.it
As parents, we sometimes forget how confusing, frustrating and difficult middle school can be, and for some kids, math is especially confusing, frustrating and difficult. Being a middle school math...
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This article discusses strategies for parents to help their children with middle school math, but these strategies are also very applicable to high school students as well.

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To Algebra 2 or not to Algebra 2? · KnowRe

To Algebra 2 or not to Algebra 2? · KnowRe | Math Education | Scoop.it
Algebra 2 is a pain point across the United States. It is also the source of a great deal of discussion and debate. At present, 20 states mandate that all High School students take the course. Texas, the first state to implement ...
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This article discusses the graduation requirement of pass Algebra 2 and the pros and cons of the requirement.

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Unintended consequences: More high school math, science linked to more dropouts | Newsroom | Washington University in St. Louis

Unintended consequences: More high school math, science linked to more dropouts | Newsroom | Washington University in St. Louis | Math Education | Scoop.it
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This article discusses the somewhat surprising trend that increasing math and science requirements led to increased dropout rates.

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PILOTed: Does the Common Core Make Math Education Even Worse?

PILOTed: Does the Common Core Make Math Education Even Worse? | Math Education | Scoop.it
Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal published an article by Marina Ratner, Making Math Education Even Worse, which contained quite a few misconceptions about the Common Core and specifically about the Common Core ...
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This blog post discusses Common Core and its effects on math education.

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The Process of Problem Solving - Association for Psychological Science

The Process of Problem Solving - Association for Psychological Science | Math Education | Scoop.it
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An interesting article about problem solving.

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Winning formula: USA tops International Math Olympiad for first time in 21 years

Winning formula: USA tops International Math Olympiad for first time in 21 years | Math Education | Scoop.it
The last time the U.S. won the international math tournament, Bill Clinton was president and Ace of Base was top of the pop charts.
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Article about the U.S. winning the International Math Olympiad for the first time since 1994, beating China (in second) and Singapore (in third).

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‘When is Cheryl’s birthday?’ The math problem that stumped the Internet.

‘When is Cheryl’s birthday?’ The math problem that stumped the Internet. | Math Education | Scoop.it
Are you smarter than a Singaporean high school student? This is one way to find out.
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An interesting and challenging riddle that went viral.

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Math as a Social Justice Lever

Math as a Social Justice Lever | Math Education | Scoop.it
Some suggest going easy on kids who'd rather drop out than study math, yet math remains an essential life tool across racial, gender, and class lines.
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This is an interesting blog about the view of mathematics and whether or not higher-level math should be a graduation requirement.

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Math Mistakes

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This is an interesting site that allows teachers to post mistakes their students have made so those mistakes can be analyzed and discussed.  This allows the teacher (and others) to better understand the student's thinking and hopefully help them correct it.

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Why I'm not THAT worried about the future of math education...

Why I'm not THAT worried about the future of math education... | Math Education | Scoop.it
A New York Times article by Elizabeth Green has made its social media rounds lately. "Why Do Americans Stink At Math?" has been tweeted/shared a couple million times by now, with good reason. It's ...
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The blog post discusses a New York Times article called "Why Do Americans Stink at Math?" and how a growing group of educators are working to create and share resources to help with the problems of the traditional math classroom. 

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Fun Math Activities For Kids | Education.com

Fun Math Activities For Kids | Education.com | Math Education | Scoop.it
Check out Education.com's collection of fun, hands-on math activities for kids to get your child excited about learning!
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This site provides a searchable list of math activities for K-12.  The search criteria can be narrowed down by topic and/or by grade.

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Singapore Math Problem Solving

Singapore Math Problem Solving | Math Education | Scoop.it
Dr. Yeap Ban Har shows Singapore math problem solving, and the 4 steps George Polys said every student should use.

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This article and accompanying YouTube video show Singapore math problem solving.

julieaderhold68's curator insight, July 27, 2014 6:28 AM

This is what math is all about...encouraging students to solve problems in a way that they understand, not because it's the way is should be done, the "traditional way"!

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How The Algebra Project Helps Math Make Sense

How The Algebra Project Helps Math Make Sense | Math Education | Scoop.it
"This idea is to learn a language you have to talk it...you have to engage in it."

That's how Algebra Project founder Bob Moses described the principle underlying the program. Math is a language. And like any language, teachers need to help students translate the language into terms they understand.

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This article discusses the Algebra Project and thinking about learning math like learning a language.

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Persistence in Problem Solving

Persistence in Problem Solving | Math Education | Scoop.it
Third grade students work independently to solve a math problem three ways and then present their solutions to their class. Teaching method in this video builds student confidence in math problem solving on their own.

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Even though this video focuses on an elementary classroom the strategies are applicable to high school problem solving as well.

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TabletClass Math - YouTube

online algebra and geometry lessons

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This collection of YouTube videos provides quick tutorials for some basic high school math concepts.

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High School BEAD Math

If you think the only tools you need for math are a calculator, ruler and protractor, think again. BEAD Math incorporates business, engineering, art and design.
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This short video looks at BEAD Math which incorporates business, engineering, art, and design into a nontraditional math class.

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