Tag Archives: math

There’s More to Math than Drills

  “As a teacher it frustrates me when drilling is proposed as the remedy to society’s mathematical struggles.” —Patrick Honner, Math Teacher and 2018 NSTA/NCTM STEM Teacher Ambassador   I like practicing. I’m weird that way. When I was really into guitar, I looked forward to my daily regimen of chromatic scales. I liked playing pentatonic […]

Posted in NSTA Reports | Also tagged , , | Leave a comment

Ed News: California Close To Adoption Of New Curriculum For NGSS

News Roundup banner

This week in education news, LeBron James opens public school in Ohio; Craigslist founder donates $1 million to fund STEM projects on Donors Choose; California close to adoption on new curriculum for NGSS; STEM education has a math anxiety problem; the 2016 National Teacher of the Year won the Democratic primary for an open U.S. […]

Posted in Education News Roundup | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ed News: How Maker Education Supports English Language Learners In STEM

News Roundup banner

This week in education news, President Trump proposes merging the Education Department with the U.S. Department of Labor; new report found that a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-funded initiative did not improve student performance; teacher shortage becoming a growing concern in Hawaii; Career and Technical Education Bill approved by the Senate education committee; Mattel unveils […]

Posted in Education News Roundup | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ed News: Lab Coats Help Students See Themselves As Future Scientists

News Roundup banner

This week in education news, boosting student interest in STEM is important if we want to win the STEM race; there is an increase in STEM-related toys; U.S. Dept. of Education launches comprehensive internal review of the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education grant program; American workers need to take advantage of artificial […]

Posted in Education News Roundup | Also tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The ‘M’ in STEM

Preschool children using a balance in a sensory table with coffee beans.

“Mathematics is a tool that is key to understanding science.” NGSS Lead States. 2013. Next Generation Science Standards: For States, By States. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. How many? How soon? How big? How much more? These questions are of vital importance in young children’s lives and may be part of their science explorations […]

Posted in Early Years | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Response

Ed News: STEAM Approach Increases Elementary Students’ Scores In Science

News Roundup banner

This week in education news, science and technology have the power to do good; STEAM instruction from a well-trained educator can boost science achievement scores among students in high-poverty elementary schools; science is a front-burner issue for California students; S.C. districts are taking unusual steps to fill teaching vacancies — recruiting in other parts of […]

Posted in Education News Roundup | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ed News: 3D Printers Weave Art, Science To Harness Students’ Imaginations

News Roundup banner

This week in education news, new project looks to promote family math; California schools are making progress in implementing environmental education standards; study finds that the U.S. not doing enough to prepare students for the automation age; growing STEM skills gap is causing the outsourcing of high-paying technical jobs; teacher pay is so low that […]

Posted in Education News Roundup | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ed News: STEM Education Revs Its Engines

News Roundup banner

This week in education news, using cars to teach science and math principles was the original STEM; rural school districts across Mississippi and around the country call on retired teachers to return to the classroom; California county offices of education are investing in engineering labs, science camps, mobile classrooms and other initiatives to help rural […]

Posted in Education News Roundup | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ed News: Federal STEM Education Programs Lack Coordination, Watchdog Finds

News Roundup banner

This week in education news, GAO finds federal STEM education programs lack coordination; Juneau School District considers teaching climate change; teaching kids not to be afraid of math might help them achieve; virtual dissection provides high school students with as real an experience with the body and its workings as they can get; new report […]

Posted in Education News Roundup | Also tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ed News: How P-16 Education Can Increase Women In STEM Fields

News Roundup banner

This week in education news, the majority of the nation’s seniors will graduate having never taken physics; report finds teacher shortage and lack of supplies delay rollout of the new science standards in California; new study shows women dominate the education workforce, but still earn less than men; California science teachers wins $20,000 science lab […]

Posted in Education News Roundup | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment