Mathematics

I am more than just a test score
The Joy of Testing: How a Group of New York Math Students Persevered to Ace the Regents Exam

Not all students are opting out of standardized testing. only did Newtown students persevere in common core math testing, but they embraced the process and succeeded. How did they do it?

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Why Jo Boaler is a Big Fan of IMP Math Curriculum (and why you should be too!)

I would say that IMP is the best high school math curriculum that I know of that really takes a problem-solving approach… So yes, I’m a big fan.

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Jo Boaler
Sparking a Math Revolution: Jo Boaler Ignites #NCSM15 with Her Keynote
April 15, 2015 | By: Willow Becker  
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Category: Events, IMP Alumni, Math, Meaningful Math

What will it take to bring about much-needed change in math education? Ask Jo Boaler and the math educators who packed the house at her #NCTM15 keynote. You say you want a revolution?

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Curriculum
Defining a Curriculum: One Teacher’s Unique Perspective
October 16, 2014 | By: Willow Becker  
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Category: IMP, Math, STEM News & Views, Tools for Teachers

It’s easy to identify a curriculum that consists of a textbook and a packet of worksheets. Yet, many forward-thinking math and science teachers are finding that current curriculum doesn’t engage students enough.

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Rex Moribe (Superhero)
Engineering Superheroes: How a Math Program Turned a Surfer Kid Into a 21st Century Problem-Solving Whiz

What role did math have in the star-studded resume of this next generation engineering hero? And why does Rex (and students like him) inspire us all? Read on to find out!

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Raising Entrepreneurs
Raising Entrepreneurs: 3 Crucial Learning Techniques to Develop Tomorrow’s Innovators

Research funded by the National Science Foundation (@nsf) has uncovered three crucial learning techniques that help all students become student mathematicians, scientists and engineers: Project Based Learning; Active Learning and Cooperative Group Learning. The good news is…

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John York Director of Vocational Education at Westfield Vocational Technical High School, MA
What is STEM? Dr. Cary Sneider Sets the Record Straight
April 1, 2014 | By: Cary Sneider  
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Category: STEM News & Views

This is the third post in our series exploring the definition of STEM education, wherein experts offer their perspective on the hot topic. Dr. Cary Sneider, Associate Research Professor at Portland State University, sets the record straight!

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