September 19, 2013
Doug Clements argues that language arts and mathematics are not mutually exclusive skills.
Jan de Lange walks through a few educational math games available online. With degrees of difficulty bridging from Pre-K through 8th grade, these games extend the idea of learning trajectories.
Jie-Qi Chen explains the importance (and difficulty) of fostering positive attitudes and beliefs in educators towards teaching mathematics. "Often professional development does not focus on attitudes and beliefs. Why? It's subjective. It's judgmental. It's difficult…
Kristiina Kumpulainen reflects on Finland's efforts to provide an equal education in every school.
Kiyomi Akita describes the current climate of math education in Japan.
Kiyomi Akita describes two facets of Japan's strong early math education program. "We encourage teachers to teach mathematics embedded in everyday learning activities."
Angela Giglio Andrews explains a math activity she used in a preschool class. Despite its apparent simplicity, it led to a wide variety of responses from her students.
Angela Giglio Andrews shares an anecdote in which an order of french fries shared between a mother and her child led to questions involving measurement and other rich mathematical concepts.
Oksana Igrakova describes some of the broad mathematical connections a teacher could create with the Russian folk story "The Giant Turnip."
Jie-Qi Chen and Jennifer McCray review answers they received from a survey administered to early education teachers. The survey prompted the teachers to imagine that they were giving advice to a new teacher, "Tina," who…