Most adults seem to have an instinctive aversion to mathematics. Yes I know the excuses: Bad genes, no natural aptitude, it's boring. But when federal agencies suppress their mathematical competencies in order to support STEM education you have to start worrying!
By Erin Dukeshire When my school—the Orchard Gardens K-8 in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston—piloted the new Educator Evaluation sys...
The dollars poured into tech education are motivated by a desire to create a stronger economy. Even though policy makers are pushing more STEM-education initiatives, we have not figured out a way to attract and train people successfully.
Scientists through the ages have noted, often with some astonishment, not only the remarkable success of mathematics in describing the natural world, but also the fact that the best mathematical formulations are usually those that are the most beautiful.
The Olympic Medal Count that is broadcast and printed all over the place has always bothered me. As a fan of the Olympics, I always wondered why the Olympic Medal Count was not handled like a grade point average.
It was Valentine's Day yesterday. Can you believe it has already been two and a half months since New Years? For those who caught the error, hats off to you. For those still confused, only a month and a half has passed by: the month of January and half of February. Why does this happen?
If enVisionMATH is adopted nationally, how much money does Pearson stand to make? And is this program even effective?
Access to knowledge and the subsequent mastery of it is such a precious and beautiful thing, but it could only be truly appreciated when you are trusted as an individual to utilize it for purposes larger than impressing an artificial system.
As a youngster with an Orthodox Jewish background and an interest in mathematics, an infinite God with infinite power who lived an infinite amount of time fascinated me. I felt that studying "infinity" would help me understand God.
If you find that hard to believe in a book (ostensibly) about one of the major areas of research in contemporary mathematics, then you are missing out on one of humanity's greatest cultural creations. You are condemned to never knowing how and why math is "the poetry of the mind."
At first glance, our universe doesn't seem very mathematical at all. The groundhog who trims our lawn has properties such as cuteness and fluffiness -- not mathematical properties. Yet we know that this groundhog -- and everything else in our universe -- is ultimately made of elementary particles such as quarks and electrons.
Co-authored by Jackie Hirtz Each week, Marcy Winograd and Jackie Hirtz, educators with over 20 years of experience working with students from element...
The American dream --- the notion of equal opportunity for all, the chance to pull yourself up by your boot straps and make something of yourself --- is gone.
The solution to our STEM crisis is both obvious and exciting: Recruit and transition experienced STEM professionals into second careers as math and science teachers.
The 2012 Programme for International Student Assessment, or PISA, results are in, and there's some really good news for those that worry about the U.S. becoming a nation of brainy elitists.
A generation ago, young players across the country were shooting layups with their tongues waggling in the air to simply "Be like Mike." In the mathematical classroom, similar role-playing can enhance learning. Rather than being like Mike, let's see how to be like Bill -- James, that is.