How deadly is the new coronavirus? And how does this pandemic compare to other infectious diseases? The New York Times Learning Network offers two classroom activities to help students apply media analysis techniques to the coronavirus outbreak. “What’s Going On in This Graph” asks students to examine a graph comparing coronavirus to other infectious diseases and consider what story or message the graph might be used to tell. And “Dangerous Numbers?”helps students go beyond a statistic and consider how those numbers are generated, what messages those numbers tell, and what might be missing from the story.
Each fall at MIT, nearly 300 young female mathematicians in grade 11 or below compete in Advantage Testing Foundation’schallenging test of mathematical creativity and insight. The goal is to promote gender equity in the STEM professions and to encourage young women with exceptional potential to become mathematical and scientific leaders.
When teachers sign up for the Online Math League (OML), their students gain access to practice materials designed to immediately challenge and motivate them to excel in math. Three times throughout the school year, students compete in challenging math contests against other students from around the world.