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Here's How To Get Kids Excited About Math. (Yes, It's Possible!)

Nigel Nisbet | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact
Nigel Nisbet

I'll never forget my first day as a high school teacher in America. My dream was pretty simple: Mold eager minds into future science, technology, engineering and math leaders who will help define the 21st century.

Got Game? How Play Enhances Learning

Delicia Sepulveda | Posted 08.17.2014 | Impact
Delicia Sepulveda

I wasn't really into video games as a child, but after observing students playing games in school labs, I began to understand what makes them compelling for kids.

Why Leading Philanthropists Are Banking On A Penguin Named JiJi

Janine Ingram | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
Janine Ingram

Despite their deep attachment to and lightning-speed use of technology on a daily basis, U.S. students, as a whole, perform dismally in STEM -- science, technology, engineering and math.

How Teachers Can Use Digital Technologies to Motivate Students and Encourage Learning By Failing

Chris Liang-Vergara | Posted 04.30.2014 | Impact
Chris Liang-Vergara

The promise of blended learning -- to guide students through an infinite range of content and learning experiences -- is amazing, but the digital content can't do it alone. Blended-learning approaches must respect the role, and the power, of the teacher.

Preschool Math: Education's Secret Weapon

Matthew Peterson | Posted 09.24.2013 | Impact
Matthew Peterson

If we could build rich cognitive frameworks for mathematical thinking, problem solving and reasoning at the preschool stage - which I see from my son is not just possible, but readily attainable - we would see a positive effect across all subjects as the students progressed through school.

Math Made Visual: Teaching Numbers with Pictures

Matthew Peterson | Posted 02.24.2015 | Impact
Matthew Peterson

When I was young, I struggled with math. It was always taught in a language-heavy way, and I'm dyslexic, so that didn't work out too well for me. Eventually, my dad tried something that got me over those language barriers. He drew pictures of what the words and the symbols were trying to convey.

Math Games Gets Big Results in Big Trials

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 03.04.2012 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

MIND Research Institute developed an innovative way to teach math -- and it works. Trials involving almost 60,000 students indicate that it typically doubles math gains.

Brain Rules Schools

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 02.03.2012 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

Here is a quick glimpse of my sense of a brain-based middle school day based on Brain Rules, the bestselling book by molecular biologist John Medina. Following is a quick summary of the rules and key principles for educators.