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 including:

  • Instructional strategies for building student engagement in math
  • How Response to Intervention (RTI) can refocus math instruction
  • Early-childhood foundations for mathematical success
  • Introducing algebra concepts in the early grades
  • Math instruction that focuses on reasoning and sense-making skills
  • The stereotype of girls' mathematical inferiority
  • Math stagnation in high school

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Cossondra George, a veteran mathematics and special education teacher, offers instructional strategies for building students' aptitude─and engagement─in math.
August 18, 2010 – Teacher (Web)

How RTI can refocus math instruction on student learning
April 12, 2010 – Teacher

A trickle of studies suggest that in practice, getting students past the algebra hump is difficult and in some cases, didn't pay off.
February 10, 2010 – Education Week

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is urging an instructional approach that focuses on reasoning and sense-making skills.
October 7, 2009 – Education Week

The National Research Council says early-childhood education needs to build a better foundation for children’s mathematical success.
July 2, 2009 – Education Week

In Perspective
Kiddie Algebra
Teachers are introducing algebra concepts to pupils in the early grades by tapping their intuitive math skills.
February 11, 2009 – Education Week

Educators and advocates have been pointing to the data and trying to get the word out for years: Girls perform as well as boys in mathematics.
August 27, 2008 – Education Week

The findings of a new federal report echo themes sounded repeatedly by math researchers today: Math curricula and classroom strategies being used in states and school districts lack consistency and logic.
March 19, 2008 | Updated: February 21, 2019 – Education Week

Students in early grades have made steady progress in math, but high school students’ test scores remain mostly flat. Why are students’ scores stagnating in the upper grades?
August 27, 2009 – Education Week

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