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Focus on mathematics, including STEM, STEAM, and engineering-related topics.

Physics Competition

Sep 01, 2017


Challenge to Explain a Big Scientific Idea

The annual Breakthrough Junior Challenge hosted by Khan Academy asks students to create a five-minute movie explaining a “big idea” in physics, mathematics, or life sciences.

Math Competition

Sep 01, 2017


Competition Celebrating Mathematical Talent

Sponsored by the American Mathematical Society, Who Wants to Be a Mathematician is a competition in which high school students compete for cash and prizes by answering multiple-choice mathematics questions.

OER Math English

Aug 15, 2017


OER-based Curricula for Problem-based Learning

In the summer of 2017, Open Up Resources released a problem-based core math program for grades 6–8 to spark student engagement. The full OER-based curriculum is a result of a 21st Century Collaboration Model: the core materials were developed by recognized math education experts and then classroom tested and modified by 175 classroom teachers in six school districts.

Solar Eclipse Resources

Aug 11, 2017


Bringing the Solar Eclipse to Your Classroom

On August 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will occur in North America. Those in the path of totality-parts of Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and North and South Carolina—will see the moon completely eclipse the sun. Observers in the rest of the contiguous United States will see a partial solar eclipse. The solar eclipse is a perfect teachable moment for students. Whether you plan to watch live with your students or plan lessons around the eclipse, here are a few resources for teaching about the solar eclipse.

Ask a Researcher

Aug 01, 2017


Evidence-based Guidance to Classroom Dilemmas

In a new series aimed at closing the gap between research and practice, Usable Knowledge is partnering with Digital Promise on a project that collects real questions from educators across the country and poses them to faculty members at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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