math and science education

Our message to parents of girls: keep close watch on them in middle school and DON'T let them give up easily. Your ability
Any scientist can tell you that learning is slow and arduous. And, in scientific research, there are no "right" answers at
I hear it every day from my own students. "You don't teach us," they mutter under their breath, or sometimes brazenly out loud. "No one gets this," individual students remark beneficently on behalf of everyone. And so I struggle. Every day. Every class. Every interaction.
However, it has been my experience that a student who is not at or above grade level in mathematics will struggle in these
We have all met certain precocious children that learn tremendously quickly, read from an early age, and display advanced vocabulary. What we rarely see, however, are the hours and years of work involved in educating a child with a "gift."
There's a belief in the United States that there are two types of people -- those who are good at math, and those who aren't. And yet, studies have shown very few, if any, genetic differences between a strong mathematician and someone "not good at math."
Thomas Edison's Secret Lab: Secret Lab Meeting is a fun, educational adventure that had me humming songs about science for
I had long known of his legacy, but I first, personally, met Governor Winter two years ago, shortly after I returned from graduate school to my home, Mississippi.
As a female math major, I am all for minorities and women in STEM, but I feel like voicing out about the complexities with this issue and why it's far from a straightforward fix. So, while mathematics strives for simplicity and directness, the problems with getting more women and minorities involved in this subject is far from simple or straightforward.
Just as I can't learn how to play basketball by watching people play basketball, students can't learn how to solve problems by watching others solve problems or talk about solving problems.
It's no secret there is an incredible middle-skills jobs gap right now, with not enough qualified workers to fill open positions in the U.S., especially in STEM fields, energy and manufacturing industries.
Having graduated from a women's college with a degree in biology, I thought it would be fun to see what my fellow STEM sisters are doing this summer.
Students who learn to be confident that their ability to "get smart" is not a fixed trait, but instead a malleable capacity that they can grow as a result of effort, are better able to engage in argumentation and persist through difficult intellectual work.
Kids may be able to list the starting lineup of the Boston Red Sox, but probably can't name even one contemporary scientist. Some 75 percent of the 2013 Nobel prize winning scientists are United States citizens, and yet they live in virtual anonymity among the general American public.
A secret memo left on the counter of the Starbucks on Capitol Hill maps out the federal government's real plan to "shake up" higher education. Reading between the stains of a venti/halfskim/halfsoy/halfcaf/doubleshot latte, here are the salient points
It has been said by various authors that climate is what we expect, but weather is what we get. How can we use math and supercomputers to predict the change in variability of weather?
I can honestly -- and naively -- say that it never once occurred to me that I couldn't grow up to be anything I wanted. It wasn't until I started my current role that I realized that a woman who was encouraged to pursue STEM as a child can be a rare thing indeed.
How did my 8-year-old daughter start thinking along gender lines? By girl and boy categories? That there's worth in being the best girl, even if you're not better than two boys?
A new set of science standards released by Achieve, an educational nonprofit, could transform American science education -- if politicians can keep their distance. The "Next Generation Science Standards" took two years to create, and are the result of a drafting committee of 41 members -- including Nobel Prize laureates, National Research Council members, science education researchers and standards and policy experts.
The "Next Generation Science Standards" took two years to create, and are the result of a drafting committee of 41 members