Spotlight on Math Instruction

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Math Instruction

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

  • Comparing how U.S. students perform against their international peers
  • Helping struggling students make the shift to the common core
  • Analyzing drops in rigorous coursework in Algebra I and Geometry
  • Understanding how math anxiety and timed tests impact math achievement
  • Using number sense to predict long-term math proficiency
  • Targeting procedural fluency to build math stamina

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But American 4th and 8th graders are still in the shadow of peers in high-performing East Asian nations on the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study.
December 11, 2012 – Education Week

Some math teachers are refining practices and getting creative to help struggling students make the shift to the common core.
March 27, 2013 – Education Week

The document by the lead writers of the common core is being welcomed by the education community, with noted shortcomings.
August 8, 2012 – Education Week

Fewer than one in five students who took an Algebra 1 "honors" class were actually exposed to rigorous mathematics, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress's latest high school transcript study.
March 27, 2013 – Education Week

Many teachers say they do not feel well-equipped to plan lessons that meet the needs of students at varying levels of understanding.
March 13, 2013 – Education Week

Timed math tests can transform children's brains, leading to low math achievement even among highly capable students, writes Jo Boaler.
July 3, 2012 – Education Week

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