NebraskaMATH Newsletter - December 2015

Two math courses offered online this spring

We are pleased to announce an opportunity for middle-level and secondary mathematics teachers to take a course online this spring. The UNL mathematics department will offer two courses from which to choose: Math 805T: Discrete Mathematics and Math 806T: Number Theory and Cryptology. Continue reading…

Register now for NCTM's Interactive Institute

Matt LarsonNCTM's upcoming Interactive Institute, Effective Teaching with Principles to Actions: Implementing College- and Career-Readiness Standards, February 5-6 in Dallas, is a unique and focused learning opportunity that features a keynote presentation by Matt Larson, NCTM president-elect. Continue reading…

What is early math and why should we care?

Effective early childhood math teaching is much more challenging than most people anticipate. Many people assume it takes little understanding to teach it. Unfortunately this is not the case. The author shares some resources developed to help early childhood educators develop as skillful teachers. Continue reading…

What the drop in NAEP math scores tells us

The one- to two-point point drops in math and reading scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress announced last week have caused quite a commotion, with various critics blaming school testing, accountability, choice and other policies prominent over the past decade. Continue reading…

Data driven to distraction

Data, data, data. Everybody wants more and better, it seems. A lot of educational research is aimed at using all this data to change… what? At this point, it’s hard to see how most of the data has resulted in research that enables improved practice. Continue reading…

Originally published December 11, 2015 - Submit an Item