I’m not a big fan of rote learning, but I realize that kids need to learn to efficiently recall basic math facts. My boy is in 3rd grade and is learning his multiplication facts and is still a bit weak on his addition facts. The strategy they use in my boy’s classroom is repetition. He [...]
I just ran across an interesting research report titled Inside US Math and Science Classrooms. The abstract is:A total of 364 mathematics and science lessons were observed using a structured observation protocol. Each lesson was rated on four components: the lesson design, implementation, math/science content addressed, and classroom culture. Observers rated several indicators within each [...]
I’ve been visiting recently with colleagues here at Utah State University discussing the initiation of a new project to help improve math education here in the state. If you were given an infinite supply of money, time, and personnel, what would you do?
If you were given a small amount of resources, what would you do?