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Studies Question Value of Early-Algebra Lessons

Studies Question Value of Early-Algebra Lessons Sarah D. Sparks, April 20, 2012,  Education Week http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2012/04/20/29aera.h31.html?tkn=WWCCWgHX5J7ITJxsDMRYtjb8dRUSOvGUEUq6&cmp=clp-sb-ascd Share this:

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The Effects of Connected Mathematics 2 on Math Achievement in Grade 6 in the Mid-Atlantic Region

The Effects of Connected Mathematics 2 on Math Achievement in Grade 6 in the Mid-Atlantic Region The 2006-11 Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic at Penn State University has concluded a rigorous experimental study of the effect of the Connected Mathematics Project … Continue reading

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Developing Conceptual Understanding and Procedural Skill in Mathematics: An Iterative Process

Developing Conceptual Understanding and Procedural Skill in Mathematics: An Iterative Process Bethany Rittle-Johnson and Robert S. Siefler, Carnegie Mellon University Martha Wagner Alibali, Unversity of Wisconsin–Madison Journal of Educational Psychology 2001 Current reforms in education focus on teaching children mathematical … Continue reading

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Math Wars: The Educational Industrial Complex

Math Wars: The Educational Industrial Complex Nanoman :: Fri Apr 11, 2008   MotherTalkers Share this:

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Letter from Huck Finn: Thinking about Inverting, Multiplying, Understanding, and Hanging

Letter from Huck Finn: Thinking about Inverting, Multiplying, Understanding, and Hanging March 11, 2012    Out in Left Field Share this:

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Letter from Huck Finn: Navigating the Connections Between Algebra and Tomato Paste

Letter from Huck Finn: Navigating the Connections Between Algebra and Tomato Paste February 26, 2012   Out in Left Field Share this:

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Afraid of Your Child’s Math Textbook? You Should Be.

Afraid of Your Child’s Math Textbook? You Should Be. Annie Keeghan   FEBRUARY 17, 2012   Chronic Sense Share this:

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Direct Instruction Statement

The Education Consumers Foundation believes that the Direct Instruction–long used with special needs students and to great effect–would substantially solve this problem.  As matters stand, however, it is used mostly after children have failed to read, fallen behind in all … Continue reading

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Applications and Misapplications of Cognitive Psychology to Mathematics Education

Applications and Misapplications of Cognitive Psychology to Mathematics Education John R. Anderson, Lynne M. Reder, Herbert A. Simon Department of Psychology Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA 15213 Share this:

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An Interview with Russell Gersten and Rebecca Newman Gonchar- Is RTI Delaying the Inevitable or Inevitably Assisting Students?

An Interview with Russell Gersten and Rebecca Newman Gonchar- Is RTI Delaying the Inevitable or Inevitably Assisting Students? Posted by Michael Shaughnessy EducationViews Senior Columnist on December 8, 2011    Education News Share this:

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Math Freedom for Our Texas Students

Math Freedom for Our Texas Students Donna Garner   November 22, 2011  Education News Share this:

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THE GOOD AND BAD MATH BOOKS — GREAT EXPLANATION OF MASTERY OF LEARNING

THE GOOD AND BAD MATH BOOKS — GREAT EXPLANATION OF MASTERY OF LEARNING  — ALABAMA Posted by Contributor EducationViews.org on January 12, 2012 in Blogs, Daily I just returned from Montgomery where I spoke before the Alabama State Department of … Continue reading

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Common Core Quality Debated

Common Core Quality Debated Jay P. Greene’s Blog   Feb. 16, 2012 Be sure to read the comments. Share this:

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HOW WELL ARE AMERICAN STUDENTS LEARNING?

The 2012 Brown Center Report on American Education: HOW WELL  ARE AMERICAN  STUDENTS  LEARNING? February 2012   Volume III, Number 1 by: TOM LOVELESS  Senior Fellow, The Brown Center on Education Policy Despite all the money and effort devoted to developing … Continue reading

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Parents, Professors Protest Pelham Math Program

Parents, Professors Protest Pelham Math Program by Patrick Stapleton  01/24/12   Pelham Share this:

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The Rule of Failure

The Rule of Failure Why do so many Eastern Washington University students struggle with basic math courses? Daniel Walters  December 14, 2011  The Pacific Northwest Inlander Share this:

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Common Core State Standards: Implementation Activities, Timelines, Costs, and Input on Enhancements

Common Core State Standards: Implementation Activities, Timelines, Costs, and Input on Enhancements   December 2011  Report to the Legislature Prepared by:  Jessica Vavrus, Assistant Superintendent Teaching and Learning Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Share this:

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The problem with math education

The problem with math education By Valerie Strauss  01/13/2012  The Answer Sheet This was written by Timothy S. Norfolk, who is the interim chair of the Department of Mathematics at The University of Akron, where he has been teaching since … Continue reading

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Math Gender Gap Not Result of Girls’ Low Self-Esteem, Researchers Say

Math Gender Gap Not Result of Girls’ Low Self-Esteem, Researchers Say 1/19/12  TheHuffingtonPost.com Share this:

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New Report Finds Significant Overlap in Federal STEM Education Programs

New Report Finds Significant Overlap in Federal STEM Education Programs Maze of Programs Cost Taxpayers Billions, Rarely Reviewed for Efficacy WASHINGTON, D.C. | January 24, 2012 – Today, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on the scope and … Continue reading

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Their View: Mathematicians fight: “Math Wars” all over again

Their View: Mathematicians fight: “Math Wars” all over again By Michael L. Hays / For the Sun-News     01/14/2012 Share this:

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Edgemont Educators: New Math Program is a Plus

Edgemont Educators: New Math Program is a Plus by Mark Chapman  01/11/12   The Dailey Greenburgh Share this:

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Parents outraged after slavery used to teach math

Parents outraged after slavery used to teach math Jan 07, 2012  WDAM Share this:

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ARITHMETIC VERSUS THE ELITE

ARITHMETIC VERSUS THE ELITE W STEPHEN WILSON The question remains, how can I teach serious college level mathematics to students who are ill-prepared? Share this:

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How reform curricula in the USA and Korea present multiplication and division of fractions

How reform curricula in the USA and Korea present multiplication and division of fractions Ji-Won Son and Sharon L. Senk Published online: 9 March 2010 # Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010 Abstract In order to give insights into cross-national differences … Continue reading

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Do the Math! Sex Divide Is Cultural, Not Biological

Do the Math! Sex Divide Is Cultural, Not Biological Jennifer Welsh   LiveScience    12 December 2011 Share this:

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Mercer Middle School Case Study: High Science and Math Achievement

Mercer Middle School Case Study:  High Science and Math Achievement The Washington State Board of Education  October 28, 2010 Share this:

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An Axiomatic Approach to Algebra and Other Aspects of Life

An Axiomatic Approach to Algebra and Other Aspects of Life JANUARY 14, 2011  Cary Millsap Share this:

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How Mercer Middle School soared after struggling

How Mercer Middle School soared after struggling Brian M. Rosenthal   December 4, 2011 Share this:

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Seattle’s Math Secret Revealed (Revised)

Seattle’s Math Secret Revealed (Revised) Monday, December 5, 2011  Cliff Mass Weather Blog Share this:

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Whoops! Discovery Math Wasn’t Key to Mercer Middle School’s Success

Whoops! Discovery Math Wasn’t Key to Mercer Middle School’s Success by Michael van Baker on December 6, 2011   The Sun Break Share this:

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Calculator ban on young pupils

Calculator ban on young pupils Nicholas Cecil and Anna Davis   1 Dec 2011   London Evening Standard Share this:

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New Calculation: Math in Preschool

New Calculation: Math in Preschool Chicago Teachers Add Principles of Arithmetic to Early-Childhood Education, Laying Base for Higher-Level Skills Later On By STEPHANIE BANCHERO  NOVEMBER 29, 2011  The Wall Street Journal Share this:

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PREPARING STUDENTS IN MATHEMATICS College and Career Readiness

PREPARING STUDENTS IN MATHEMATICS College and Career Readiness WSSDA CONFERENCE NOVEMBER 19, 2011 Dick Padrick Clifford Mass Paul Dunham Linh-Co Nguyen J.R. Wilson Ted Nutting The slides used in the presentation at the WSSDA Conference are available for download. Click … Continue reading

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PARCC Model Content Frameworks

PARCC Draft Model Content Frameworks for Mathematics REVISIONS TO THE PARCC MODEL CONTENT FRAMEWORKS FOR MATHEMATICS AND ELA/LITERACY BASED ON PUBLIC FEEDBACK PARCC MODEL CONTENT FRAMEWORKS MATHEMATICS GRADES 3–11 October 2011 Share this:

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A National Study of Early Elementary Math Curricula

A National Study of Early Elementary Math Curricula Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education This study takes a look at the achievement effects fo four elementary school math curriculum  The four curriculum are Investigations in Number, Data, and Space: … Continue reading

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OSPI Forum on Common Core State Standards

Title: OSPI Forum on Common Core State StandardsLocation: Tyee High School SeaTac Link out: Click hereDescription: OSPI and statewide partners throughout the state are working together to coordinate multiple learning and input opportunities focused on implementation of the Common Core … Continue reading

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Haverford HS Students, Parents Debate Pros and Cons of Math Program

Haverford HS Students, Parents Debate Pros and Cons of Math Program Some want to see the College Preparatory Math program replaced, others do not. By Alicia Guide     November 4, 2011  Haverford-HavertownPatch Share this:

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Integrated math could be out in high schools

Integrated math could be out in high schools By Nancy Badertscher October 27, 2011  The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Share this:

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Math teacher: Whatever math is called, too much content, too little review.

Math teacher: Whatever math is called, too much content, too little review. October 22, 2011, by Maureen DowneyAtlanta Constitution Journal Share this:

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Everyday Mathematics

Everyday Mathematics Discussion on Zetaboards from 2007-09. Scroll down and read the entry called Dueling Brochures: Everyday Math vs. Saxon Math. Share this:

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“Haven’t I just paid teachers to do this?”

“Haven’t I just paid teachers to do this? LISA HUDSON STUMP | October 20, 2011   phillyBurbs.com Who designed the math curriculum? I want to speak to this math Einstein about the choices he made for my kids. Why isn’t intensive … Continue reading

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Statway: The New Math Program For People Who Don’t Need Math

Statway: The New Math Program For People Who Don’t Need Math CAMPUS NEWS, INFORMATION, NEWS October 2, 2011 – by Ian Finkenbinder Share this:

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Straight Up Conversation: Math Scholar Hung-Hsi Wu on the Common Core

Straight Up Conversation: Math Scholar Hung-Hsi Wu on the Common Core By Rick Hess on October 5, 2011 Share this:

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2011 Math Conference Introduction

Here’s M.J. with a video introduction to the 2011 Math Conference at Clover Park Technical College on October 6, 2011.   Math is What You Do! – Clover Park Technical College Here’s a video rap by Tha’ Duke Share this:

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S.F. schools to test new U.S. math standards

S.F. schools to test new U.S. math standards Jill Tucker  September 27, 2011  SFGate.com “We’re getting killed across the world in terms of mathematics,” said Terry Bergeson, executive director of the San Francisco School Alliance, a district partner in the … Continue reading

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Phoenix Rising Bringing the Common Core State Mathematics Standards to Life

Phoenix Rising   Bringing the Common Core State Mathematics Standards to Life Hung-Hsi Wu   Fall 2011   American Educator Share this:

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School officials call for review of controversial math program

School officials call for review of controversial math program ROSEMARY SHINOHARA  September 30th, 2011  Anchorage Daily News Anchorage school administrators are recommending a months-long, in-depth review of the district’s kindergarten-through-eighth-grade math curriculum amid continuing agitation over the Everyday Mathematics program. … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Math Groups Team Up to Offer Common-Standards Help

UPDATED: Math Groups Team Up to Offer Common-Standards Help By Catherine Gewertz on September 12, 2011   Education Week Leading Math Education Organizations Form Common Core Coalition September 7, 2011  NCTM Mathematics Common Core Coalition Share this:

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New math equals trouble, education expert says

New math equals trouble, education expert says Sep 21, 2011 CBC News The answer is simple: old math is greater than new math, according to the Frontier Centre for Public Policy. The study, titled Math Instruction that Makes Sense, “demonstrates … Continue reading

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Barry Garelick: The Myth About Traditional Math Education

Barry Garelick: The Myth About Traditional Math Education Barry Garelick  SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2011  Education News Share this:

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District Math Changes This Year and Next

District Math Changes This Year and Next Marcia Worth  Sept. 20, 2011    SouthOrangePatch Changes are ahead for math curriculum and instruction. Students in grades K-5 will have more time devoted to math this year, and the district will replace “Everyday … Continue reading

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Guest Post: SBAC Math Specifications Don’t Add Up

Guest Post: SBAC Math Specifications Don’t Add Up W. Stephen Wilson  September 19, 2011   The Thomas B. Fordham Institute Flypaper The conceptualization of mathematical understanding on which SBAC will base its assessments is deeply flawed. Mathematical Practices, or what was … Continue reading

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Rapid Improvments in K-12 Math Education Are Possible

Rapid Improvments in K-12 Math Education Are Possible Cliff Mass  September 18, 2011  Cliff Mass Weather Blog One of the most frustrating aspects of working on the improvement of math education is dealing with an educational establishment that makes decisions … Continue reading

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District Implements New Middle School Math Program

District Implements New Middle School Math Program Submitted by hooses on Wed, 09/14/2011  Portland Public Schools (Maine, not Oregon) The Portland Public Schools is implementing the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project as a new way of teaching math to … Continue reading

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A Plea in Defense of Euclidean Geometry

A Plea in Defense of Euclidean Geometry This article by Barry Simon of CalTech appeared in the Friday, February 6, 1998 issue of the Los Angeles Times. Share this:

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OSPI’s Common Core State Standards Mathematics Webinar

Title: OSPI’s Common Core State Standards Mathematics Webinar Link out: Click here Description: The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction will be hosting a series of webinars in English language arts and mathematics that will address the transition to the … Continue reading

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Students say they’re not prepared for college math: Microsoft survey

Students say they’re not prepared for college math: Microsoft survey Wednesday, September 7, 2011  Puget Sound Business Journal Only 20 percent of college students said they felt their high-school math and science courses prepared them well enough for their college … Continue reading

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Seattle School Board Race: We Need Your Help!

Seattle School Board Race: We Need Your Help! by dryeyes   SEP 05, 2011  Daily Kos The four challengers—Sharon Peaslee, Kate Martin, Michelle Buetow, and Marty McLaren are all capable, intelligent education advocates poised to shift the balance of power on … Continue reading

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Where’s the Math? General Meeting

Where’s the Math? General Meeting September 10, 2011 Date: Saturday, September 10, 2011 Time: 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM Library: Skyway Library Room 1 Address:  7614 S. 126th St., Seattle, 98178   206-772-5541 Directions: http://www.kcls.org/skyway/directions.cfm This is an open meeting, and … Continue reading

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Schools’ state test results show gains in math, science

Schools’ state test results show gains in math, science Lornet Turnbull    Seattle Times staff reporter  August 30, 2011 In making the announcements Tuesday, Randy Dorn, state superintendent of public instruction, said year-over-year gains suggest that new learning standards have been … Continue reading

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Schools take stock of new math program

Schools take stock of new math program Dan Aceto   9/1/2011  Scarboroughleader.com The Scarborough School Department now uses Math in Focus: The Singapore Approach. The new curriculum provides students with a balanced, research-based curriculum that emphasizes mastery and understanding of mathematical … Continue reading

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MSP math scores at grades 3,4,5 : Seattle vs. CPSD

MSP math scores at grades 3,4,5 : Seattle vs. CPSD In the fall of 2007…. Seattle adopted Everyday math In the fall of 2009…. After years of frustration with Terc/Investigations Clover Park adopted State Recommended “Math Connections” for grades 1 … Continue reading

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Assessment Consortium Releases Math Content Specifications

Assessment Consortium Releases Math Content Specifications Catherine Gewertz on August 30, 2011  Education Week SMARTER Balanced’s math content specifications rest on four statements that describe the end goals of the assessment system. For each of those claims, the consortium specifies … Continue reading

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Learning to Teach Mathematics for Social Justice: Negotiating Social Justice and Mathematical Goals

Learning to Teach Mathematics for Social Justice: Negotiating Social Justice and Mathematical Goals Tonya Gau Bartell   University of Delaware Copyright © 2011 by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc. Share this:

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Why Are Finland’s Schools Successful?

Why Are Finland’s Schools Successful? The country’s achievements in education have other nations doing their homework By LynNell Hancock  September 2011  Smithsonian magazine Share this:

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Mathematics ― a la North Korea

Mathematics ― a la North Korea Andrei Lankov   08-28-2011  The Korea Times Opinion Share this:

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Where’s the Math? Meeting

Title: Where’s the Math? Meeting Location: Skyway Library Link out: Click here Description: Where’s the Math? General Membership Meeting Skyway Library       Click here for directions. 7614 S. 126th St., Seattle, 98178 206-772-5541 Start Time: 10:30 am Date: 2011-09-10 End Time: … Continue reading

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Test Consortium Delays Release of Math-Content Specifications

Test Consortium Delays Release of Math-Content Specifications Catherine Gewertz on August 25, 2011  Education Week Share this:

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How to Fix Our Math Education

How to Fix Our Math Education SOL GARFUNKEL and DAVID MUMFORD  August 24, 2011  The New York Times Opinion Pages In math, what we need is “quantitative literacy,” the ability to make quantitative connections whenever life requires (as when we … Continue reading

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Key Curriculum Press to Focus and Build Upon its Technology Assets

Key Curriculum Press to Focus and Build Upon its Technology Assets Sells its high school mathematics textbook programs to Kendall Hunt Publishing August 3, 2011   Press Release from Key Curriculum Press Share this:

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North Kitsap school board eyeing cuts to librarians, athletics

North Kitsap school board eyeing cuts to librarians, athletics Angela Dice  June 10, 2011   Kitsap Sun MATH CURRICULUM Board members say they need more information before making a decision on a proposed new math curricula for elementary and secondary schools. … Continue reading

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New math classes coming to ninth grade

New math classes coming to ninth grade Staff Reporter EducationViews on August 22, 2011   Education News Share this:

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Civil rights survey: 3,000 US high schools don’t have math beyond Algebra I

Civil rights survey: 3,000 US high schools don’t have math beyond Algebra I Stacy Teicher Khadaroo, Staff writer / June 30, 2011  The Christian Science Monitor Share this:

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U.S. Students’ Low Math Test Proficiency Could Have Consequences For GDP

U.S. Students’ Low Math Test Proficiency Could Have Consequences For GDP Joy Resmovits  8/18/11   The Huffington Post U.S. students rank poorly in proficiency on both domestic and international math exams, a problem that could cost the country $75 trillion over … Continue reading

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Globally Challenged: Are U.S. Students Ready to Compete

Globally Challenged: Are U.S. Students Ready to Compete Share this:

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U.S. Math Performance in Global Perspective

U.S. Math Performance in Global Perspective Share this:

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Primary Election Results for Seattle

Results from: http://your.kingcounty.gov/elections/elections/201108/resPage9.aspx Share this:

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Remedial math routine for local grads at CCS

Remedial math routine for local grads at CCS Jody Lawrence-Turner  August 14, 2011 The Spokesman-Review High rates not new and are national, educators say; subject ‘is hard’ Share this:

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Math ability is inborn, study suggests

Math ability is inborn, study suggests Andrew Nusca | August 10, 2011  SmartPlanet Share this:

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A Big Shout Out to Ballard High School

A Big Shout Out to Ballard High School AP Calculus Students and pre-calculus teacher Bill Bonney and calculus teacher Ted Nutting for outstanding results on AP calculus AB scores for 2011.  They are at the top of the district. Share … Continue reading

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School Board candidate Marty McLaren links 30 percent dropout rate to “fuzzy” math books

School Board candidate Marty McLaren links 30 percent dropout rate to “fuzzy” math books Steve Shay    2011-07-16   West Seattle Herald 17-year Delridge resident disses Discovery books; cites disconnect between School Board and community Share this:

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Is Grade 8 too early for algebra?

Is Grade 8 too early for algebra? By Rob Kuznia Staff Writer  07/09/2011  daileybreeze.com Share this:

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The State of High School Textbooks

The State of High School Textbooks Guershon Harel and W. Stephen Wilson   Notices of the AMS June/July 2011 Share this:

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The Common Core State Standards— Education Reform and Us

The Common Core State Standards— Education Reform and Us Solomon Garfunkel  JUNE/JULY 2011      NOTICES OF THE AMS We will be living with this version of the standards for at least the next ten years, and it will determine what and … Continue reading

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Think again about learning math

Think again about learning math – Editorial Columns | Centre Daily Times – State College, PA | Penn. June 15, 2011 Share this:

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Want Better Math Teachers? Then Train Them Better

Want Better Math Teachers? Then Train Them Better ScienceDaily (June 9, 2011) Share this:

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Race to the Top Assessments and Assessment Consortium Information and News

Viator, Heffner to Lead ETS’s Common Assessment Work Apr. 20, 2011 Marketwire Seven Reasons Why the Assessment Consortia Will Matter More than Race to the Top Bill Tucker 07/01/2010 Educationnext Race to the Top Assessment: Only Three Consortia Apply Catherine … Continue reading

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Reports on Assessment

What Do the NAEP Math Tests Really Measure? By David Klein Notices of the AMS January 2011 Formative Assessment and Next-Generation Assessment Systems: Are We Losing an Opportunity? Margaret Heritage National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing … Continue reading

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Articles about assessments

Unanswered questions about standardized tests Valerie Strauss 04/26/2011 The Washington Post The myths of standardized testing Valerie Strauss 04/15/2011 The Washington Post Guest Commentary: Everything they didn’t tell you about CSAP Angela Engel 03/25/2011 The Denver Post Chinese students’ high … Continue reading

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News Articles & Misc. Related to Math Textbooks/Programs

Have you researched your child’s math text lately? Beth Schultz September 11, 2009 The Times Record Which math book to use? A passionate debate rages A wave of change in math teaching is about to hit Washington. It’s bringing furious … Continue reading

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Collection of Studies & Reports

Learning algebra Eugene, OR October 17, 2009 H. Wu A QUALITY MATH CURRICULUM IN SUPPORT OF EFFECTIVE TEACHING FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS WILLIAM HOOK, WAYNE BISHOP AND JOHN HOOK 3 January 2007 A Close Examination of Jo Boaler’s Railside Report by … Continue reading

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