Mathematics education

Our popular 2016 Education Debate series, with the big picture questions in US Education posed to thought leaders at the
He is simply wrong about his first example. There is good reason to study both polynomial functions and equations (parametric
My colleagues who work in education policy spend a lot of time thinking about how we can create children ready and able to compete in the global workforce. One of the best ways we can do this is to focus energy into ensuring our children receive a full education in math.
If students spend their time in class doing something over and over, with an emphasis on memory and recall, can we blame them for wondering, "What am I doing this for?"
US educational technology companies raised a total of $1.36 billion in 2014, according to a recent report. But very little of that technology is likely to end up in the K-12 classroom as part of the teaching-learning process that education is supposed to be about. Why is this, should we worry, and can we do anything to change it?
Scientists through the ages have noted, often with some astonishment, not only the remarkable success of mathematics in describing the natural world, but also the fact that the best mathematical formulations are usually those that are the most beautiful.
A version of this article appeared in the Berkeley Daily Planet newspaper of Berkeley, California. In conclusion, Aperson
A team of researchers identified 14 high math-anxiety individuals (HMAs) and 14 low math-anxiety individuals (LMAs) based
A misguided hypothesis has emerged: the best way to educate our brightest students in mathematics is to let them accelerate through the grades. But, many of us in institutions of higher learning across the country do not agree.
People both for and against Khan Academy tend to portray the issues involved as black or white. But like most things in life, they are many shades of grey.