Primarily Math News

LPS district math coach Delise Andrews teaches Math 803P in 2013 in Lincoln.
LPS district math coach Delise Andrews teaches Math 803P in 2013 in Lincoln.

NMSSI offers math courses for elementary teachers

Through the Nebraska Math and Science Summer Institutes (NMSSI), UNL is offering graduate-level courses designed especially for elementary mathematics teachers in six Nebraska locations in summer 2014. Find out what’s being offered near you! Continue reading…

Spotlight on: Angela Holdren

Angela HoldrenCongratulations to OPS Teacher Leader Academy Primarily Math participant Angela Holdren, a second- and third-grade teacher at King Elementary School with Omaha Public Schools, who earned National Board Certification in 2013. Continue reading…

Study claims that kindergarten is too easy

A recent article in Education Week cites findings from a research study which suggest that kindergarten is too easy. A study in a reputable journal finds that students make bigger gains in reading and math when they learn more advanced content such as adding numbers and matching letters to sounds. Continue reading…

Resource: 'High-Yield Routines'

Today's classrooms are full of routines. Although we often think of routines as being used for organization, they can also be used to enhance instruction. NCTM's "High-Yield Routines for Grades K–8" discusses seven easily implemented mathematical routines. Continue reading…

NCTM call for manuscripts on STEM

Wendy Smith in the CSMCE will help any teachers who want to write an article for the Teaching Children Mathematics Editorial Panel on ideas and activities you use in your K–grade 6 classroom to stimulate student interest in STEM fields. Continue reading…

From classroom to coach: One teacher's journey

NCTMIn addition to differentiating and developing curriculum, this teacher's transition to coaching in an early-childhood setting involves a complex blend of mentoring teachers, teaching students and discovering resources. Read more in this month's free preview article in Teaching Children Mathematics. Continue reading…

NY Times: Who says math has to be boring?

American students are bored by math, science and engineering. They buy smartphones and tablets by the millions but don’t pursue the skills necessary to build them. Despite the high pay of such jobs, the vast majority of high school graduates don’t want to go after them. Continue reading…

Originally published February 20, 2014 - Submit an Item