Mathematics

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Under a bird’s nest, a giant chess set fills the main hallway at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy.
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STEM Academy's Reach Spans Illinois

The state's STEM school is expanding its influence beyond campus with outreach initiatives, including after-school, summer, and professional-development programs. (February 18, 2014)

Spotlight on Math Instruction

This Spotlight focuses on math instruction and how educators are adapting their teaching, integrating new technologies, and preparing for the common core.

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This Spotlight takes a closer look at innovative approaches to STEM teaching and learning in American schools.

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10/30 05:36 pm | National Science Foundation Releases Data Tool for STEM Education | The National Science Foundation released a data tool today that puts STEM education statistics into a friendly, visual format.

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Some mathematics experts worry the computer-based testing platforms will hamper a key element of the exams: open-ended math-performance tasks that test students' ability to apply their knowledge.
September 23, 2014 - Education Week
This is a sample 6th grade performance task for the common-core math assessment being developed by Smarter Balanced testing consortium.
September 23, 2014 - Education Week
The regional coalitions bring together K-12 schools, universities, businesses, museums, and others to catalyze and better connect STEM education efforts in local communities.
April 1, 2014 - Education Week
Veteran high school mathematics teacher Alison Wright dissects the common-core-aligned assessments being developed by the national consortia.
March 5, 2014 - Teacher
The state's STEM school is expanding its influence beyond campus with outreach initiatives, including after-school, summer, and professional-development programs.
February 18, 2014 - Education Week
Creating a national network of teachers with subject-matter expertise encourages them to commit to the profession and embrace leadership roles, writes Nicole Gillespie.
February 4, 2014 - Education Week
In response to the growing interest in all-things statistics, it's time to foster data literacy in our classrooms, writes Anna E. Bargagliotti.
January 28, 2014 - Education Week
January 28, 2014 - Education Week
Researchers and educators are intrigued by what lessons could be offered from a study showing that students benefited from a blended-learning algebra curriculum.
January 27, 2014 - Education Week
School choice options such as vouchers and tax-credit scholarships can complicate per-fiscal planning for local officials.
January 3, 2014 - Quality Counts

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