Mathematics

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Elementary teachers in Kent County, Md., examine progressions documents associated with the common core during a districtwide cross-grade training.
—Swikar Patel/Education Week

Under Common Core, Teachers Band Together to Build Math 'Coherence'

The common standards for math put a heavy emphasis on coherent instruction, prompting efforts to familiarize teachers with standards for grade levels beyond their own. (November 10, 2014)

Common-Core Math in Practice

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.

Spotlight on Algebra

This Spotlight examines efforts to support algebra instruction and the accompanying policy challenges.

Spotlight on STEM in Schools

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

Curriculum Matters Blog

05/21 09:13 am | PARCC Shortens Its Tests | In response to criticism that its test is too long, and takes a major toll on school scheduling and personnel, PARCC announces a major redesign.

On-Demand Webinars

Math Practices and the Common Core
This Education Week webinar examined what the standards for mathematical practice mean, and how they can be effectively integrated into the classroom.

Implementing the Common Core Math Standards
In this webinar, math experts from two school districts, one urban and on suburban, shared their strategies and experiences in preparing for the standards.

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With a five-year, $10 million federal grant, cognitive scientists are studying ways to remake a popular middle school math series to enhance students' learning.
May 5, 2015 - Education Week
Reading and math should be held to the same standard: bringing meaning to the printed symbols, writes Marilyn Burns.
March 31, 2015 - Education Week
March 17, 2015 - Education Week
A new Consumer Reports-style review of instructional materials for K-8 math has found that 17 out of 20 series fail to fully align with the Common Core State Standards.
March 4, 2015 - Education Week
Even some of the most ardent supporters of the standards say the ones developed for the upper grades have weaknesses and should be revisited.
February 24, 2015 - Education Week
Teaching nanoscience could help integrate STEM studies and point students to new careers.
January 6, 2015 - Education Week
December 9, 2014 - Education Week
Interweaving arts and sciences curriculum can build student strengths across subject areas, writes arts education officer John Ceschini.
December 2, 2014 - Education Week
New research suggests that the Tools of the Mind program produces bigger effects for kindergartners than it does for younger children.
December 2, 2014 - Education Week
Through parent math nights, letters home, and videos, schools are providing a quieter counterpoint to media critiques of the math standards.
December 2, 2014 - Education Week

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