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Sera Lee, a 5th grade teacher at Freedom Hill Elementary School in Fairfax, Va., works on a problem during a small-group session at a math-modeling training at George Mason University.
—Swikar Patel/Education Week

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A pilot professional-development program funded by the National Science Foundation introduces elementary school teachers to a method of advanced problem-solving. (September 28, 2015)

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