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Do Digital Games Improve Children’s Math Skills?
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Do Digital Games Improve Children’s Math Skills?

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

Spotlight on Math Instruction

In this Spotlight, read about the challenges to diversifying math talent, how teachers are using technology and visuals, and how math instruction can address the skills students will need in their lives.

Spotlight on Elementary Math

In this Spotlight, learn how digital games are improving young students' math performance, how students' brain development affects their ability to comprehend math, and how math class can be fun and meaningful for kids.

Spotlight on STEM

In this Spotlight, learn how states are adopting STEM endorsements for high school diplomas, how professional development programs are rethinking how students participate in STEM classes, and how early exposure to robotics is inspiring girls to work in STEM fields.

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How much do you know about what ESSA says regarding STEM Education, how the best programs are training and developing STEM teachers, and how districts are using resources to expand STEM instruction?

Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Math Instruction?
How are teachers using digital games for math instruction, what conditions support effective STEM training for teachers, and how has the Common Core changed math instruction?

Curriculum Matters Blog

05/23 03:48 pm | How Districts Can Incorporate Open Educational Resources | For states and districts aiming to incorporate open educational resources into schools, a new report offers tips and best practices.

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Early exposure is crucial, but finding teachers with strong preparation remains challenging.
May 23, 2018 – Education Week
Developed by business groups and educators, the competition helps prepare students for a reborn, higher-skilled field.
May 23, 2018 – Education Week
The class doesn't predict future success well and disparities in it are legion. What about elevating statistics instead?
May 23, 2018 – Education Week
Too often, students who dream of a college degree fall into the "black hole" of remedial math. Now there's a path out.
May 23, 2018 – Education Week
Efforts to increase girls’ STEM participation may be focusing on the wrong problem, write researchers David C. Geary and Gijsbert Stoet.
May 23, 2018 – Education Week
As achievement continues to flatten on NAEP, the gap is widening between the lowest and highest scorers on the nationally representative reading and math tests.
April 25, 2018 – Education Week
Teachers must reject the idea that math is like eating vegetables, says former offensive lineman and current mathematician John Urschel.
April 25, 2018 – Education Week
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

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