Spotlight on Math Instruction

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Math Instruction


The Education Week Spotlight on Math Instruction is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • Best practices in STEM teacher training and retention
  • Engaging students in complex reasoning to build understanding in math
  • Extending math beyond the classroom and into students' real lives
  • How project-based learning can generate diverse ways of tackling math problems
  • Research on building teachers' content knowledge

You get the seven articles below in a downloadable PDF.

Arkansas isn't the first jurisdiction to set aggressive coding-education objectives, but its emphasis on teacher training has set it apart.
June 9, 2016 – Education Week

We must teach kids that math extends beyond the classroom, writes Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman and mathematician John Urschel.
October 12, 2016 | Updated: February 8, 2017 – Education Week


Teacher training programs that focused on content like common-core math were deemed to be the most successful, according to the survey by 100Kin10.
November 3, 2016 - Curriculum Matters

Fourth grade math teachers who took content-intensive professional development improved their own general math knowledge, but those gains did not trickle down to students, according to a new federal study.
September 28, 2016 - Curriculum Matters

School leaders have the obligation to focus professional development to support the ideas and concepts essential in these subjects and their relationships to each other.
January 3, 2017 - Leadership 360

Teachers doing math is the key to building better teaching of math at one Expeditionary Learning middle school.
October 19, 2016 - Learning Deeply

A mathematics teacher at High Tech High describes how project-based learning can work effectively in math classrooms.
September 28, 2016 - Learning Deeply

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