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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