Posted on October 14th, 2010 by ASEE

The American Math Challenge invites students to join in online, real-time mathematics competitions on October 26 and 27, 8 am – 11 pm. Open to individual students or entire schools and classes in grades K-12, the Challenge offers prizes including a gold medal and an iPad. Winners can become part of Team America, competing in the global World Math Day contest on March 1, 2011.

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Posted on October 11th, 2010 by Jaimie Schock

In an effort to help their students attain the kind of stellar math scores regularly achieved by Singapore students, some U.S. schools are adapting the Asian city-state’s mathematics teaching model.

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Posted on September 27th, 2010 by Jaimie Schock

The Obama Administration has pushed for greater use of merit pay to reward teachers when students make gains in standardized tests. Yet, a new study has found that merit payments of up to $15,000 didn’t improve academic performance.

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Posted on September 27th, 2010 by Jaimie Schock

Math teachers who want to refine their teaching methods might want to check out a new volume of articles that presents the latest research findings for improving math education. Published by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the articles are jargon-free and include references and a handy use guide.

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Posted on September 20th, 2010 by Jaimie Schock

A presidential advisory panel is calling for the federal government to recruit and train 100,000 “great STEM teachers” over the next decade, recognize a master corps of the best educators, and create 1,000 schools devoted to science, technology, engineering and math.

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Posted on August 30th, 2010 by Jaimie Schock

Formative assessments can be a great teaching tool to help math instructors ensure their pupils are grasping the lessons. If problems are spotted, adjustments can be made before it’s too late. But, is there a better way to conduct them? Researchers aim to find out.

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Posted on August 24th, 2010 by Jaimie Schock

The Illuminations website from the **National Council of Teachers of Mathematics** features a library of 104 online activities that help to make math come alive in the classroom or at home. It also has 560 lessons for preK-12 math educators, information on mathematics teaching standards, and hundreds of links to outside web resources.

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Posted on August 2nd, 2010 by ASEE

President Barack Obama recently announced the names of 103 science and math teachers selected as this year’s recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Each teacher will pocket a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation. Obama noted that the scientists and engineers who have helped to make America great all shared one thing: “science and math teachers who brought these critical subjects to life.”

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Posted on July 5th, 2010 by ASEE

Six Kentucky districts are testing a new inquiry-based math teaching method called “formative assessment.” The teaching and testing program was designed by experts to emphasize classroom activities that help teachers gauge the learning needs of individual students.

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