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Why Math?

Make math meaningful by using numeracy to frame the economic, public policy, and global issues that your students are likely to face as adults.

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In math (and all STEM subjects), we should encourage a mindset in which students know what to do when they don't know what to do.

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Jose Vilson challenges the frequently taught method for factoring polynomials with an example that demonstrates why he's such a highly regarded middle school math teacher.

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Common Core Standard: Third Grade Math Strategies

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz suggests some student-centered learning methods to meet the Common Core requirement of teaching multiplication and division to third graders.

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Teamwork Takes Teachers to the Moon

Edutopia blogger Jose Vilson recounts how, as a middle school math teacher on a professional development retreat at NASA Kennedy Space Center, he got a taste of aerospace engineering by helping to build a working rover.

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Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz looks at what happens when girls build robots - and wonders why it doesn't happen more frequently.

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Common Core in Action: Math in the Middle School Classroom

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns demonstrates how to use tech tools for teaching Common Core skills to middle school math students.

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Making Friends With Failure

Science evangelist and Edutopia blogger Ainissa Ramirez suggests that we make friends with failure in the academic world - because for scientists, failure is just another word for data.

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Creativity is the Secret Sauce in STEM

Science evangelist and Edutopia blogger Ainissa Ramirez turns STEM into STEAM through the amazing, artistic secret sauce of creativity.

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Do the Math . . . Right

Science evangelist Ainissa Ramirez reveals how math is taught in exactly the wrong way and - until we humanize the teaching of math - exactly how damaging this practice can be.

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A Commitment to High Tech Education
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A Commitment to High Tech Education

Sophisticated electronic gadgets such as probes and global-positioning-system devices catch students' interest at Harrison Central High School.

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Common Core in Action: Math in the Middle School Classroom

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns demonstrates how to use tech tools for teaching Common Core skills to middle school math students.

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Anatomy of a Project: "Soil Superheroes"

Project Learning Assignment: Seventh graders work with community experts to advance their understanding of bacteria in the environment -- and then share their findings with the community at large.

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Revolution, Responsibility, and Football: Teaching Financial Literacy to Middle Schoolers

In the second installment of this series, guest blogger Brian Page offers three more financial literacy resources, this time focusing on an educational site and two online games to engage middle schoolers in understanding personal finances.

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Cooperative Learning Fits into the Calculation

Master teacher Chris Opitz shares resources for integrating social and emotional learning into math class.

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Financial Literacy in High School: Necessary and Relevant

In the third installment of this series, guest blogger Brian Page shares three principles he applies when teaching financial literacy to high school students, and presents additional lesson plans and resources.

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Waldorf's Integrated Way of Learning

Art and movement blend into academics at this K-8 public school.

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