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 on:

  • Using digital games to boost early math performance
  • Developing scales to help teachers measure students' math anxieties
  • How educators are helping English-language learners tackle math
  • Fostering creative problem-solving skills in math class

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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

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

A California program uses Japanese-style lesson study and other teaching techniques to help ELL pupils "talk through" number problems.
February 8, 2017 – Education Week

Many students love to hate math, writes Sandra Anderson. But math class doesn't have to be so rigid: Teachers can help students explore math in ways that foster creative problem-solving skills.
May 3, 2017 – Teacher


A group of school teams, convened by the High Tech High Graduate School of Education, are using improvement science to improve student agency and learning in mathematics.
June 13, 2017 - Learning Deeply

Many students love to hate math, writes Sandra Anderson. But math class doesn't have to be so rigid: Teachers can help students explore math in ways that foster creative problem-solving skills.
June 1, 2017 - Learning Deeply

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