Unprepared to learn — or even to try

Credit: ClipartXtras Having failed their way through middle school, students are passed on to high school, writes Darren Miller on Right...

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Joanne Jacobs

- Aug 30, 2018
- 1 min

Unprepared to learn — or even to try

Credit: ClipartXtras Having failed their way through middle school, students are passed on to high school, writes Darren Miller on Right...

Joanne Jacobs

- Aug 29, 2018
- 1 min

Math licensing test is too hard, say teachers

Does a third-grade teacher need to know high school math? asks Ann Doss Helms in the Charlotte Observer. “Almost 2,400 North Carolina...

Joanne Jacobs

- Aug 13, 2018
- 1 min

Girls call STEM come-ons ‘creepy’

Teen-age girls are groomed for the STEM lifestyle in summer coding camps. “With responses ranging from “squirming in discomfort” to...

Joanne Jacobs

- Aug 12, 2018
- 2 min

Drill and instill math skills

To learn math, drill and instill math skills, writes Barbara Oakley in the New York Times opinion column. If it’s hard, so much the...

Joanne Jacobs

- Jun 19, 2018
- 2 min

One track for math: Is equity unfair?

Nobody takes algebra in eighth grade in San Francisco’s district schools any more, reports Ed Week‘s Stephen Sawchuk. In the name of...

Joanne Jacobs

- Jun 13, 2018
- 2 min

STEM is for C students too, says report

Young people can succeed in technical jobs even with mediocre grades in math and science or liberal arts majors, claims a new study, on...

Joanne Jacobs

- Jun 10, 2018
- 2 min

Middle school to manufacturing

Middle-schoolers in Ohio are learning math, science and programming — and competing in contests such as MakerMinded to expose them to...

Joanne Jacobs

- May 18, 2018
- 2 min

What I learned from studying math

On Medium, Alex Korchinski writes about what he learned by majoring in applied math — other than math. He learned to tolerate frustration...

Joanne Jacobs

- May 16, 2018
- 2 min

Core confusion

The switch to Common Core instruction was annoying, intriguing, inconsistent and sometimes unnoticeable, concludes a survey of 54...

Joanne Jacobs

- May 9, 2018
- 2 min

How Asian kids ace exams for elite schools

At a highly selective public magnet school, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology near Washington D.C., 65 percent of...

Joanne Jacobs

- May 4, 2018
- 1 min

Let teachers teach

Teachers teach better than students, writes Alex Tabarrok on Marginal Revolution. “A slew of research shows that direct instruction...

Joanne Jacobs

- Apr 29, 2018
- 2 min

Rethinking high school math

Math literacy — using numbers to understand real-world problems — should be the goal of high school math classes, concludes a report from...

Joanne Jacobs

- Apr 10, 2018
- 2 min

The revolt against algebra

Algebra 2 is the gatekeeper to college, writes Pamela Burdman, of Just Equations on EdSource Today. Many students never make it past. “A...

Joanne Jacobs

- Feb 22, 2018
- 1 min

Even confident, capable girls don’t study STEM

Girls who are high achievers in math, and confident about their ability, are less likely to major in math, engineering and science than...

Joanne Jacobs

- Feb 21, 2018
- 1 min

Equality widens STEM’s gender gap

In gender-equal Norway and Finland, 20 percent of college graduates in science, engineering and math are women, compared to 41 percent in...

Joanne Jacobs

- Feb 14, 2018
- 2 min

They call it ‘Algebra 2,’ but . . .

Student can take “financial Algebra 2” instead of the regular course in Noblesville, Indiana, reports Shaina Cavazos on Chalkbeat. The...

Joanne Jacobs

- Feb 8, 2018
- 1 min

Computer science instead of Algebra II?

Ohio students will be able to take advanced computer science instead of Algebra II under a new law, reports Leo Versel in Education Week....

Joanne Jacobs

- Jan 30, 2018
- 2 min

Teacher coaches boost math learning

“Extending the reach of excellent teachers,” the goal of Public Impact’s Opportunity Culture initiative, improves math achievement,...

Joanne Jacobs

- Jan 29, 2018
- 2 min

Turning scientists, engineers into teachers

Math, chemistry and physics teachers are in short supply. A new MIT-based program is trying to turn scientists, engineers and programmers...

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