High school math teachers reflect on their experience with the first year of heterogeneous Algebra 1 classes in 9th grade.
SF Math Teachers' Circle
Robert Tran (Lowell High School) and Marc Roth (Woodside Learning Center) encourage you to join a monthly meeting in which guest speakers bring rich math problems for teachers to solve together and bring back to their classrooms. Meetings are near Powell BART. To join, email Paul Seitz from USF at: email@example.com.
A new report from SRI Education on SFUSD’s Science, Technology, Engineer and Math (STEM) Learning Initiative shows SFUSD’s eighth grade students ahead of peers in other school districts when it comes to math performance.
We need to 'revolutionize' how we teach math says Stanford's Jo Boaler
Is math an inherently challenging subject or are we making it more difficult than it needs to be? Jo Boaler talks to KQED's Michael Krasny on Forum and points to SFUSD's program and course sequence. (At about minute 50 of the program.)
Why Kids Should Use Their Fingers in Math Class
Evidence from brain science suggests that far from being “babyish,” the technique is essential for mathematical achievement. Read about this and the importance of visual engagement with mathematics in this article in The Atlantic.
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