Spotlight on Elementary Math

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Elementary Math


The Education Week Spotlight on Elementary Math is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors on:

  • Boosting early math performance through digital games
  • Helping teachers measure students' math anxieties
  • Providing early educators with professional development in math
  • How educators can bring fun to the elementary math classroom

You get the seven articles below in a downloadable PDF.

Educators and researchers are finding that digital games can boost math performance for children as early as preschool.
May 17, 2017 – Education Week

Researchers are developing scales to help teachers understand when young children’s math anxieties are getting in the way of learning.
May 17, 2017 – Education Week

Efforts to focus parents' attention on their children's early math skills have not gained traction—even as emerging evidence suggests it may be one of the most critical elements of school-readiness.
May 10, 2017 – Education Week

Researchers and educational foundations are targeting early educators for professional development in math, which is improving teacher morale as well as improving children’s school readiness.
April 26, 2017 – Education Week

The subject's profile is rising in elementary schools, thanks to the common core and growing demand for statisticians.
April 19, 2017 – Education Week

Many teachers hated math when they were kids, Justin Minkel writes. He shares three instructional strategies to break the cycle and make math creative, meaningful, and fun.
December 20, 2017 – Teacher

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