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The Secret Question (Are We Actually Good at Math?)
By Benjamin Braun, EditorinChief, University of Kentucky “How many of you feel, deep down in your most private thoughts, that you aren’t actually any good at math? That by some miracle, you’ve managed to fake your way to this point, … Continue reading
Posted in Assessment Practices, Classroom Practices, Student Experiences
Tagged Common Core, Dweck, math major, mindset
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Famous Unsolved Math Problems as Homework
By Benjamin Braun, EditorinChief, University of Kentucky One of my favorite assignments for students in undergraduate mathematics courses is to have them work on unsolved math problems. An unsolved math problem, also known to mathematicians as an “open” problem, is … Continue reading
Mathematical education of teachers Part II: What are we doing about Textbook School Mathematics?
By HungHsi Wu This twopart series is a summary of the longer paper, Textbook School Mathematics and the preparation of mathematics teachers. TSM (Textbook School Mathematics) has dominated school mathematics curriculum and assessment for the past four decades, yet, in … Continue reading
Posted in Education Policy
Tagged Common Core, K12 mathematics, teachers, Textbook School Mathematics
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Mathematical Education of Teachers, Part I: What is Textbook School Mathematics?
By HungHsi Wu This twopart series is a partial summary of the longer paper, Textbook School Mathematics and the preparation of mathematics teachers. School mathematics education has been national news for at least two decades. The debate over the adoption … Continue reading
Posted in Education Policy
Tagged Common Core, K12 mathematics, teachers, Textbook School Mathematics
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Some Thoughts on the Teaching and Learning of Mathematical Practices
By Elise Lockwood, Contributing Editor, Oregon State University and Eric Weber, assistant professor of mathematics education in the College of Education, Oregon State University. As students’ mathematical thinking develops, and they encounter more advanced mathematical topics, they are often expected … Continue reading