Spotlight on Math Instruction

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On Math Instruction

The Education Week Spotlight on Math Instruction is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • The potential impacts of the Common Core Standards on math instruction
  • Using smartphones as math learning tools
  • New multimedia programs tailored to math students
  • Distinguishing students who occasionally struggle in math from those with a genuine disability
  • Professional development needs of teachers preparing for common standards in math
  • Early math skills as a predictor of school success

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The standards will change the grade levels at which some content is introduced, push aside other topics, and ask students to show their understanding.
April 25, 2012 – Education Week

Many teachers are broaching math topics at grades higher or lower than what the standards prescribe—and across more years than called for.
May 9, 2012 – Education Week

A project that uses smartphones as learning tools is giving students a new perspective on math.
April 4, 2011 – Teacher PD Sourcebook

The math world is bursting with technologies that visualize concepts, adapt to students' strengths and weaknesses, and align with state academic standards.
June 15, 2011 – Education Week

A team of Baltimore researchers think they've found a marker to help distinguish students who occasionally struggle in math from those with a genuine disability.
June 17, 2011 – Education Week

This live chat explored how mathematics instruction could shift under the Common Core State Standards initiative, and the related professional-development needs—and challenges—for teachers.
May 18, 2012 – Education Week

Early math skills are an equal predictor to literacy skills of school success, argue Deborah Stipek, Alan Schoenfeld, and Deanna Gomby.
March 28, 2012 – Education Week

Eat Your Math
Like the importance of maintaining a healthy diet, math instruction requires a balanced and measured approach, writes Robert Kaplinsky.
June 6, 2012 – Education Week

The common-core math standards are a major disappointment, Grant Wiggins writes.
September 28, 2011 – Education Week

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Math Instruction (2013)

Many teachers don’t feel well-equipped to plan math instruction to meet student needs, according to recent survey data. This Spotlight examines research on how number sense predicts math ability, the importance of procedural fluency, the development of math anxiety on timed tests, and how the common core is impacting math instruction.

Math Instruction (2010)

What are the best ways to introduce students to math concepts? This Spotlight explores innovative approaches and special challenges in teaching math.

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