Aug 23, 2016

As a new school year gets underway, the Common Core remains a partisan flashpoint, while Americans overall have serious concerns about the direction of our public education system. That's according to two new polls.

Aug 23, 2016

In its 10th annual survey of American public opinion, conducted in May and June of 2016, Education Next finds that the demise of school reform has been greatly exaggerated.

Aug 10, 2016

Athletes aren’t America's only Olympic stars
While everyone is fixated on the Rio Olympics and the impressive start that U.S. athletes have made there, it's worth a brief detour to the results of another summer competition-this one in Hong Kong-in which the American team dominated: the International Math Oly

Aug 10, 2016

Social Media Use Linked to Low Math, Reading, Science Performance
Fifteen-year-olds who play online video games score above average in math, reading, and science, while those who engage in social networking tend to score below average, according to an analysis of international assessment data.
The study,

Aug 10, 2016

For most, thoughts of early math lessons conjure images of number lines, multiplication tables and memorization. But a few teachers at West Elementary School are trying a new approach: talking it out.

Aug 9, 2016

A new study suggests preschoolers are more likely to do well with math when entering kindergarten if they grasp two basic concepts: words associated with numbers, and the quantities they represent.

Aug 9, 2016

NCTM President Matt Larson points Education Week Report Liana Heitin to the article in a recent conversation. He also highlights it in a book he recently co-wrote, Balancing the Equation: A Guide to School Mathematics for Educators & Parents.

Aug 8, 2016

Video games' bad reputation may be unfair. Teens who were regular gamers scored higher than average in math, reading and science on an international exam, a new study found.

Aug 2, 2016

Teachers have plenty of places to go to enhance pedagogy. Sometimes, having too many choices can make the task of finding online resources a bit challenging. We’ve done some curation for you and picked out our top websites for elementary school educators.

Jul 29, 2016

A new paper from the Institute for Education Sciences lists 28 ways federally funded research has changed what we know about how to teach whole numbers, fractions, algebra, and other math topics.

Jul 28, 2016

Solving a hairy math problem might send a shudder of exultation along your spinal cord. But scientists have historically struggled to deconstruct the exact mental alchemy that occurs when the brain successfully leaps the gap from “Say what?” to “Aha!”

Jul 27, 2016

At a workshop two weeks ago, Rajihah Coaxum and her fellow teachers ran into a problem. They loved the ideas they were getting — so-called “restorative justice” techniques for turning a classroom into a real community, and helping students resolve differences through dialogue. But given that almost all of teachers’ time is taken up by subject-matter lessons, teachers wondered when they could find time to actually deliver the restorative justice lessons, which aren’t about any academic subject.

Jul 26, 2016

Our society is increasing spending on locking people up faster than it is on educating them. Our investments in punishing people for their failures are outpacing our investments in ensuring their success. That was the disturbing finding of a first-of-its-kind analysis issued recently by the U.S. Department of Education.

Jul 25, 2016

Ravens offensive lineman John Urschel, center, talks to incoming freshmen at Franklin High School. He studies for his Ph.D from MIT during the offseason.

Jul 24, 2016

Parents whose children struggle with math may have new reason to be hopeful: A recent study at the Johns Hopkins University suggests that young people can improve their performance by carrying out a few simple computer exercises unrelated to numbers or math symbols.

Jul 22, 2016

Female college students are 1.5 times more likely than their male counterparts to leave science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) after taking the first course in the calculus series, new research finds.

Jun 27, 2016

A new report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) finds that applied-math instruction, or the way it is actually taught in classrooms, may not be serving students well. Furthermore, it found that teachers were often using a watered-down, applied-math approach in classrooms of low-income students, while giving higher income students much more exposure to pure math.

Jun 18, 2016

This coming week the North Carolina House and Senate will vote on House Bill 657, which would give high school and middle school students who qualify a choice between one of two mathematics tracks – an integrated track approved in early June by the North Carolina State Board of Education or a traditional track that isolates topics, such as Geometry, Algebra 1, and Algebra 2.

Jun 8, 2016

NCTM members Jane Porath and Paul Kelley visited the White House for National Teacher Appreciation Day on May 3. They were among a select group of teachers invited to the ceremony at which President Obama recognized teachers from each state and 2016 National Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes.

Jun 6, 2016

Matt Larson, a former high school math teacher and K-12 math curriculum specialist for the Lincoln, Neb., public schools, began his two-year term as president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics in April. Larson is no stranger to the 70,000-member organization. He has worked for NCTM on committees and the board of directors for nearly two decades.