Spotlight on Math in the Classroom

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Math in the Classroom


The Education Week Spotlight on Math in the Classroom 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.

We must teach kids that math extends beyond the classroom, writes Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman and mathematician John Urschel.
October 12, 2016 | Updated: October 7, 2016 – 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

A new study suggests that teachers' perceptions of girls' math abilities may contribute to the gender gap in that subject.
November 1, 2016 - Teaching Now

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

A mathematics teacher at High Tech High describes how project-based learning can work effectively in math classrooms.
December 14, 2016 - Learning Deeply

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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