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The Education Week Spotlight on Math Instruction is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on how educators are targeting students’ math anxiety, addressing inequities within math education, and incorporating math concepts into civics.

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From left, Abbas Hussain, Alecia Costella, Sarozini Shrestha, and Lola Cortes discuss the “math moments” that have shaped their feelings about the subject as part of a StoryStrong lesson at Murray Hill Middle School in Laurel, Md.
From left, Abbas Hussain, Alecia Costella, Sarozini Shrestha, and Lola Cortes discuss the “math moments” that have shaped their feelings about the subject as part of a StoryStrong lesson at Murray Hill Middle School in Laurel, Md.
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Curriculum Who's Afraid of Math? Turns Out, Lots of Students
A program in Howard County, Md., is built on the insight that children can have strong emotions around academics, and those emotions can sabotage learning.
Sarah Schwartz, May 5, 2020
7 min read
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Curriculum Getting Students to Talk About Math Helps Solve Problems
Math discourse is a technique that works as well virtually as it does on paper or in face-to-face classrooms, according to experts.
Catherine Gewertz, May 5, 2020
6 min read
From left, 8th grade students Alonna Kann and Drake Smith work to solve problems in their Algebra 1 class at Alexander Hamilton Middle School in Long Beach, Calif. The district is pushing hard to make all students take—and succeed— in advanced math courses.
From left, 8th grade students Alonna Kann and Drake Smith work to solve problems in their Algebra 1 class at Alexander Hamilton Middle School in Long Beach, Calif. The district is pushing hard to make all students take—and succeed— in advanced math courses.
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Equity & Diversity How One District Is Raising Math Rigor and Achievement for Students of Color
The Long Beach, Calif., school district is deploying a multifaceted strategy to put more students of color in high-level math courses and help them succeed.
Christina A. Samuels, March 3, 2020
10 min read
Mathematics How Math Teachers Are Using Comics in Their Classrooms
Comic books and graphic novels have found their places in many language arts and social studies classes. Now, more math teachers are starting to look for ways to incorporate these engaging, visually appealing texts into their instruction.
September 24, 2019
Senior Emily Cardona and her teacher Megan Pap, center, confer on a classroom project using data on teenage depression in the Introduction to Data Science class at Renaissance High School for the Arts in Long Beach, Calif.
Senior Emily Cardona and her teacher Megan Pap, center, confer on a classroom project using data on teenage depression in the Introduction to Data Science class at Renaissance High School for the Arts in Long Beach, Calif.
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College & Workforce Readiness Teaching Students to Wrangle 'Big Data'
In a labor market hungry for employees who can work with data, some high schools have begun to offer a new breed of classes in data science.
Catherine Gewertz, February 4, 2020
8 min read
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Early Childhood Commentary Ditch the Math Worksheets and Stop Killing Kids' Curiosity
Too many early-childhood educators think math and play are mutually exclusive. They don't have to be, writes education professor Kathy Liu Sun.
Kathy Liu Sun, May 6, 2019
4 min read
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Curriculum Opinion The Missing Ingredient in Our Democracy: Math
Political numeracy is as important as it is overlooked, argues Wellesley mathematics professor Ismar Volić.
Ismar Volic, March 10, 2020
4 min read