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 In an age of accelerated innovation and conspicuous boredom, what better way to set out your pedagogical stall than by slipping your pins into the trousers of champions. The 5-leggéd Chino of...
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+Patrick Honner, a math teacher at Brooklyn Technical High School, arrived at a recent class seemingly unprepared.

The rest is more flattering.  : )
These steamy months, now coming to an end, provide a hothouse for the idylls of scientific research. Credit Illustration by Keith Negley
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Editorial Note: For the next two weeks, I want to discuss the distinction between short-term memory and working memory. Once we've sorted out the differences, then we will dive into the connection between working memory and i...
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Jessie Agarwal

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Scoring the Impact of the #MDGs on #Education +Univariety 
The Sub Saharan Africa is the most affected region in terms of education with more than 30 million children out of school.
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NEW tool from our friends at Achieve the Core! The Coherence Map will help visualize the #CCSS math standards & follow their progressions across grades. Check it out here: http://achievethecore.org/coherence-map/
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Henri always has good ideas!
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Welcome to the Mathematics Education (K-12) Community on Google+! This is a forum for all stakeholders--teachers, students, mathematicians, researchers, and laypersons. The only requirement is that you have an interest in mathematics education.

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The education theorist E. D. Hirsch Jr. has argued for 30 years that elementary schools need to focus on knowledge. Mr. Hirsch’s ideas were long dismissed as encouraging a reactionary cultural tradition, but they are now beginning to command new respect among education reformers. And that’s largely because of the new Common Core education standards, currently in effect in more than 40 states and the District of Columbia.
High-stakes testing isn’t the only problem, and it’s time for schools to change their approach.
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Landed a job today and got accepted to speak at next year's NCTM conference in San Fran. Gonna show some math teachers the basics of coding!
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Take a look at the Week of Inspirational Math from YouCubed! Follow on Twitter @YouCubedOrg @danieltr83 https://www.youcubed.org/week-of-inspirational-math/
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The goal of this FAQ is to clear up the concept of 0 and specifically the operations that are allowed with 0. The best way to start this FAQ is to look at a bit of history A short history of 0 Historically, there are two different uses of zero: zero as a placeholder and …
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Something I like about research is that you can get seemingly contradictory (or actually contradictory) results. Which leads to better questions and forces us to inspect the studies (and their assumptions) more carefully.

I was just comparing this research to the "desirable difficulties" I mentioned here (http://goo.gl/p8v0CT). This seems to say "make the road smooth" while Bjork's work seems to suggest the opposite.

The contradiction here may only be skin deep, though, because even Bjork suggests that some difficulties become undesirable in the acquisition phase of learning.
Britton and Gülgöz (1991) conducted a study to test whether removing "inference calls" from text would improve retention of the material. Inference calls are locations in text that demand inference from the reader. One simple...
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Futoshiki Puzzles
One of the things I love most about the #MTBoS is that for every idea I blog, I seem to get three or more ideas back in return.  Recently, Christine Mishra left a comment on an old post from 2013 with a link to a (new-to-me) logic puzzle: Futoshiki.  Christ...
One of the things I love most about the #MTBoS is that for every idea I blog, I seem to get three or more ideas back in return.  Recently, Christine Mishra left a comment on an old post from 2013 with a link to a (new-to-me) ...
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There was something about a math clock in the latest issue of the Mathematics Teacher.  It was a different clock but there were questions to help students figure out things about the clock and the math.
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