STAFF BLOG OH LOOK, A SHINY THING! Math Haunts My Dreams
I never failed a math or science class in my life, but lately it seems I've been struck with math-related nightmares.
Last night I dreamed I'd been ill for a month or so and had missed many of my assi... Posted on 4/14/10 at 8:03 AM
WASHINGTON — We know a lot about how babies learn to talk, and youngsters learn to read. Now scientists are unraveling the earliest building blocks of math — and what children know about numbers as they begin first grade seems to play a big role in how well they do everyday calculations later on.
Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press
, March 26, 2013
We know a lot about how babies learn to talk, and youngsters learn to read. Now scientists are unraveling the earliest building blocks of math — and what children know about numbers as they begin first grade seems to play a big role in how well they do everyday calculations later on.
The Jamestown College Department of Mathematics hosted its annual spring-time Elementary Math Day for the community’s fifth grade students.
About 164 fifth grade students from the area’s six elementary schools began their Tuesday morning at different stations set up at the Reiland Fine Arts Center, where Jamestown College math students designed hands-on activities that included math tricks, engineering, aerodynamics and electromagnetism. An onstage math competition between the schools followed at the center.
Students let LEGO cars teach them about energy Tuesday, and from noodles and marshmallows, they learned about the balance of distributing weight.
One-hundred-and-sixty fifth-graders participated in the Math Day event at Jamestown College. Students learned lessons like aerodynamics and probability from paper airplanes and games like “Let’s Make a Deal.”
A Fargo teacher has received a national award.
Second-grade teacher Angela Hansen-Cook is among more than 100 recipients nationwide of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
Hansen-Cook teaches at Kennedy Elementary School. She said she never expected to get an award for loving what she does in the classroom, and she is grateful.
New math scores show fourth-graders made no gains since 2007, the first time in two decades they have failed to improve. Eighth-graders advanced for yet another year.
Education officials called the results troubling, even though it is impossible to know from one test whether progress over the long term has stalled.
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