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Elementary school students in rural Vermont created paper sculptures as part of a curriculum aimed at helping them bridge math and engineering concepts.
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How Can Students Better Apply Math Learning? New Studies Hold Answers

Even within the STEM disciplines, students struggle to apply math concepts in other subjects, according to researchers. (June 2, 2015)

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Educators would have an easier time narrowing the achievement gap if learning goals and assessments in math were revised, Regina Scanlon argues.
June 19, 2015 - Education Week
The Bethel, Wash., district expects to save between $500,000 to $800,000 over 10 years by switching from commercial to open resources, which teachers are trying to master.
June 10, 2015 - Education Week
Some say the changes could complicate efforts around the country to put 8th graders in Algebra 1—a still-debated trend that's grown over the past two decades.
June 2, 2015 - Education Week
Even within the STEM disciplines, students struggle to apply math concepts in other subjects, according to researchers.
June 2, 2015 - Education Week
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

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