NebraskaMATH Newsletter - October 2016

Master teacher Marni Driessen of OPS (center) works with Primarily Math teachers.
Master teacher Marni Driessen of OPS (center) works with Primarily Math teachers.

It's not too late to apply for TEAMS as a teacher leader

(Editor's note: This is a revised and updated October newsletter.) The Center for Science, Mathematics and Computer Education is looking for teacher leaders through a new grant with the NDE, Nebraska Partnership TEAMS. Applications submitted by Oct. 10 will be considered in a second-round review. Continue reading…

AMS blog: Conventional courses are not enough

Consider this exampleSuppose you are given two questions: In the first, you are asked to solve a HS math problem. In the second, you are shown solutions written by HS students and asked to assume the role of teacher to evaluate the math validity. What knowledge do you need to answer the second question? Continue reading…

OWH features Larson's new book

Dr. Matt LarsonThe Omaha World-Herald featured Dr. Matt Larson's new book, “Balancing the Equation: A Guide to School Mathematics for Educators and Parents,” on Oct. 3. The book details the shift in math education to include more background and reasoning behind the equations, instead of just how to solve problems. Continue reading…

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