Science Report Roundup

STEM Learning

October 09, 2012 1 min read

The latest findings from a project that sought to infuse math instruction in a science curriculum show a statistically significant boost in mathematics achievement for the 8th graders exposed to the lessons, when compared with a control group of students who were not.

Supported through a three-year National Science Foundation grant of $2.1 million, the project involved 20 teachers in eight schools, with half the schools and teachers using six “math-infused” lessons over the course of an academic year. The study was conducted by researchers at City University of New York and Hofstra University and was recently submitted to the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education for publication.

Related Tags:

A version of this article appeared in the October 10, 2012 edition of Education Week as STEM Learning

Events

This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Sponsor
Future of Work Webinar
Digital Literacy Strategies to Promote Equity
Our new world has only increased our students’ dependence on technology. This makes digital literacy no longer a “nice to have” but a “need to have.” How do we ensure that every student can navigate
Content provided by Learning.com
Mathematics Online Summit Teaching Math in a Pandemic
Attend this online summit to ask questions about how COVID-19 has affected achievement, instruction, assessment, and engagement in math.
School & District Management Webinar Examining the Evidence: Catching Kids Up at a Distance
As districts, schools, and families navigate a new normal following the abrupt end of in-person schooling this spring, students’ learning opportunities vary enormously across the nation. Access to devices and broadband internet and a secure

EdWeek Top School Jobs

Speech Therapists
Lancaster, PA, US
Lancaster Lebanon IU 13
Elementary Teacher
Madison, Wisconsin
One City Schools

Read Next

This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Sponsor
Science Whitepaper
How to promote equity using analogous phenomena
Having real-world connections promotes equity and enhances sensemaking for all students.
Content provided by Carolina Biological
Science Opinion Q&A Collections: Science Instruction
All Classroom Q&A posts on Science Instruction (from the past nine years!) are described and linked to in this compilation post.
3 min read
Science Low-Achieving Boys Opt for STEM Careers More Than Most Girls Do
A New York University study finds that the women who go into male-dominated science fields tend to be only the most high-achieving, but poor math and science grades and test scores don't deter young men by anywhere near as much.
3 min read
Science What Young People Don't Know About Money Could Hurt Them in This Economic Crash. How Schools Can Help
The latest Program for International Student Assessment results paint a lackluster picture of U.S. students' financial skills going into the worst economic crisis in years. But they also highlight ways schools could help.
4 min read