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Teaching Math

The Global Search for Education: What the World Can Learn from Latin America

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.12.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

How are Brazil and other Latin America countries innovating mathematics education? This year, 35-year-old Brazilian mathematician Artur Avila became the first Latin American to claim the prestigious 2014 Fields Medal.

Seven Ideas to Build Perseverance in Students (Part One)

Tim Elmore | Posted 06.21.2014 | Education
Tim Elmore

As the researchers were in Singapore, they were looking for an amazing new solution they could bring back to U.S. schools. But instead of grand key, they found that as Singapore students did their work, they were consistently reinforced with two ideas: attitude and perseverance.

Lisa Babinet: Teaching Math and the Third Metric

Lisa Babinet | Posted 05.31.2014 | Education
Lisa Babinet

In the classroom, we can value joy and well being in addition to academic performance, practicing being present so that we don't miss the moment when true engagement and learning occur.

The Global Search for Education: Finnish Math Lessons

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.23.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

Fewer pupils think math is difficult in Finland. Interestingly, math textbooks, which are written by teachers, are only a fraction of the size of similar textbooks in the U.S.

Is Education Only About English and Math?

Devanik Saha | Posted 09.11.2012 | Impact
Devanik Saha

In India, we always perceive education as a gateway to degree and jobs. Why can't it be a tool to empower girls and women to fight for themselves?

Boosting Math Achievement: A Letter to NSF

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 08.01.2012 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

The weak math achievement distribution in America is a complex phenomenon. Four of the root causes are culture, preparation, standards, and practices.

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.

Making Math More Than a Numbers Game

Ellen Siminoff | Posted 01.17.2012 | Education
Ellen Siminoff

If the student can "speak math," the numeric Code of Hammurabi is unearthed and the otherwise garbled texts suddenly come alive. Teachers can then teach. A virtuous cycle is born.

I Hate That Kids Hate Math!

Kelly Trotter King | Posted 01.04.2012 | Education
Kelly Trotter King

After 16 years as an educational consultant, one of the most often heard phrases that makes me cringe is, "I hate math!". This is generally followed b...