NebraskaMATH November Newsletter

2011 NAEP Scores: What Do They Tell Us?

NAEP ScoresThe National Assessment of Educational Progress released its 2011 report card this month. With assessments in mathematics (and language arts) administered at grades 4 and 8 periodically over the last two decades, the results are an indication of how mathematics achievement has changed over time. Continue reading…

Math Teachers Circles (Update: Omaha Details)

Omaha FlierThe kickoff for the 2011-12 Omaha Area Math Teachers' Circle will be held Thursday, Dec. 8, at the UNO Thompson Alumni House, 67th & Dodge, from 4:30–6 p.m., featuring Judith Covington, Mathematics Education Professor at the Louisiana State University in Shreveport. Continue reading…

Send us a photo of your baby!

babyclipart.jpgEvery December we feature photos of babies born to NebraskaMATH families. Email a photo and the baby's name to laugustyn2@unl.edu by Dec. 2. (And, for the most part, we know who you are, so you may hear from us again in a separate email!)

NeSA Resources from the NDE

Deb Romanek, Director of Mathematics for the Nebraska Department of Education, reminds readers of two resources available to Nebraska teachers preparing for the next administration of the NeSA-M; (1) the Standards Instructional Tool (SIT), and (2) the Check4Learning system. Continue reading…

Wu: Bringing the CCSS-M to Life

ABSTRACT: For many teachers, mathematics is a frightening subject. They are right to be afraid: most math standards are incoherent and virtually all textbooks contain many errors. Worse, teacher education in mathematics, both pre- and in-service, tends to be light on mathematics content. Continue reading…

Originally published November 8, 2011 - Submit an Item