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Educators and researchers are finding that digital games can boost math performance for children as early as preschool. (May 16, 2017)

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The Illinois State Board of Education is planning to transform 3rd to 8th grade state exams, aiming to shorten the tests, get results faster and switch to a format that adjusts the difficulty of test questions.
February 9, 2018 – AP
The Guilford County, N.C., district is one of a handful of districts nationwide that recruit, train, and license teachers for STEM classes.
January 24, 2018 – 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
An overemphasis on calculus in high school may be harming students, writes Dickinson College professor Jeffrey Forrester.
December 6, 2017 – Teacher
Words problems often present a challenge for students in math. Christopher Masullo offers steps to help students find solutions.
December 4, 2017 – Teacher
Students with dyslexia often struggle with math fluency as well, and scholars at a recent conference put a spotlight on some of the possible connections.
October 4, 2017 – Education Week
Colorado is the latest state to create an endorsement in science, technology, engineering, and math for students who succeed in rigorous courses in those fields. Will the new credential carry weight with colleges and employers?
August 23, 2017 – Education Week
Startup company Desmos is taking on Texas Instruments with its free, web-based calculator, which is attracting the attention of teachers and test providers.
June 14, 2017 – Education Week
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How to Overcome Math Anxiety
June 7, 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

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