Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 04/08/2013 - 3:30pm
The Standards for Mathematical Practice describe varieties of expertise that mathematics educators at all levels should seek to develop in their students. These practices rest on important “processes and proficiencies” with longstanding importance in mathematics education.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 10:35am
Core Math Tools is a downloadable suite of interactive software tools for algebra and functions, geometry and trigonometry, and statistics and probability. The tools are appropriate for use with any high school mathematics curriculum and compatible with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics in terms of content and mathematical practices. Java required.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 03/28/2013 - 4:50pm
A new study suggests that states have not seen the academic boost they expected from introducing Algebra 1 to a broader range of students in middle school. This practice has been widely embraced in Georgia under the assumption that Algebra 1 in middle school better readies students for the more rigorous math now being taught in high school.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 02/05/2013 - 2:38pm
If you follow me on Forbes, you already know that I’m an advocate of gaming, pushing developers to harness interactive multimedia’s ability to positively impact children and adolescents in terms of intellectual and emotional development. Video games, I’ve argued, are the interactive mythology of a digital future.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/24/2013 - 9:56am
Other than perhaps the opposite gender, nothing so perplexes the middle school student than fractions! Ordering fractions from least to greatest may strike fear in their hearts, but give them a compare and ordering fractions game, and that fear is greatly diminished, as the students' skills improve.