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:

  • How teachers feel about the Common Core State Standards
  • Using technology to increase elementary math achievement
  • Rethinking math instruction to better match the skills students need in their lives
  • Providing a deeper grasp of math content through verbal and written strategies

You get the seven articles below in a downloadable PDF.

A mix of social and cultural forces keeps many African-American, Latino, and low-income students off the track toward international math recognition.
May 18, 2016 – Education Week

K-12 schools should rethink math instruction to better match the skills most students will need for their careers and lives, writes Mike Schmoker.
August 12, 2016 – Education Week

Through verbal and written strategies, students gain a deeper grasp of math content, while giving teachers a window into their understanding, writes STEM educator Amy Shapiro.
June 20, 2016 – Teacher

Silvestre Arcos, an award-winning math teacher at KIPP: Washington Heights Middle School, says that bringing technology into his classroom has boosted engagement and given him more flexibility to address students' learning needs.
June 18, 2014 – Teacher


Elementary and middle school math teachers have mixed feelings on the Common Core State Standards, saying both that they set unrealistic expectations and will have long-term benefits, according to the results of a survey.
June 23, 2016 - Curriculum Matters

A researcher examined the effects of an iPad-based intervention, as compared to a traditional paper-pencil approach, on 2nd graders' achievement and engagement in mathematics.
April 15, 2016 - Teaching Now

Math Education Should Focus on Visuals, Research Says
Emerging research from Stanford University supports using visual learning techniques when teaching math to K-12 students, and even college ones too.
April 14, 2016 - Education Futures: Emerging Trends in K-12

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