Joanne JacobsApr 29, 20182 minRethinking high school mathMath literacy — using numbers to understand real-world problems — should be the goal of high school math classes, concludes a report from...

Joanne JacobsApr 10, 20182 minThe revolt against algebraAlgebra 2 is the gatekeeper to college, writes Pamela Burdman, of Just Equations on EdSource Today. Many students never make it past. “A...

Joanne JacobsFeb 8, 20181 minComputer 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 JacobsJul 26, 20173 minHere We Go Again With AlgebraAs a math teacher I’m often presented with what, if you think about it, is blatant rudeness: Other: What do you do? Me: I’m a math...

Joanne JacobsJun 23, 20172 minArithmetic to algebra in a semesterRemedial math is the Bermuda triangle of community colleges. Many enter. Few go on to pass a college-level math class. City University of...