Expii.com is a free interactive website focused on math and science, where students, teachers, tutors, and enthusiasts are encouraged to add their voices and teaching styles to the canon of problem-solving lessons hosted on the site. Each topic on Expii is built to support multiple explanations to help learners build deep knowledge by connecting with others who offer explanations that make sense to them. The multiple-explanation feature not only allows and adapts to several different learning preferences but also encourages students to add their own voice to the discussion. The Expii Solve section of the site poses thought-provoking, interactive mathematics problems that relate to current events and pop culture. Students can select from a wide range of theme-related math sets, such as Oscars, March Madness, Pi Day, and Climate Change. Each set has five problems that vary in difficulty. Students can get instant feedback while they’re working on their solutions. If they need help, students can follow the links to tutorials at the bottom of the page. After solving a problem, students can see others’ solutions and share their own. Expii was founded by Po-Shen Loh, a mathematics professor at Carnegie Mellon University and national coach of the US International Math Olympiad team.
A new interactive national report shows how states are performing based on 10 STEM benchmarks. The STEM Opportunity Index, developed by the National Math and Science Initiative, SRI International, and 100Kin10, looks at more than 100 public datasets and puts the results into an interactive map that compares how states are doing across 10 conditions, practices, and outcomes demonstrating STEM success rates.
The EF+Math Program is focusing on improving the way students learn math. The effort, funded by NewSchools Venture Fund, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, aims to create strategies that develop students’ executive-function skills and boost math outcomes.
The New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) pioneered Design–Make–Play, a novel approach to learning and engagement, drawing on deeper learning research and supporting the creation of learning experiences that develop critical thinking, knowledge integration, innovation, and creativity skills.