How good are your students at solving multiplication problems? You can find out by entering them in the upcoming Arcademics Cup. In the competition, which is free to enter, students race against their classmates and friends to win prizes while honing their math skills by playing the free game Grand Prix Multiplication.
A professor at the University of Prince Edward Island in Canada is trying to take the mystery out of mathematics through a set of videos called Math in Motion that can help youth in grades 3–9—and their parents—understand some basics of mathematics.
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) is currently accepting nominations in honor of outstanding mathematics and science (including computer science) teachers of K–6. The award recognizes those teachers who develop and implement a high-quality instructional program that is informed by content knowledge and enhances student learning. Awardees join a network of more than 4,700 past recipients and receive a certificate from the President of the United States, a trip to Washington, DC, and $10,000. Educators are invited to nominate a teacher or begin an application on the PAEMST website. Nominations close on April 1, 2018; applications must be completed by May 1, 2018.
I’m middle-aged. However, when I look at all of the opportunities students have today to learn, I feel young again. Flexible learning spaces, multiple literacies, maker spaces, and coding with kids are ideas that didn't exist when I was young. As an education technology professional and one-time middle school English teacher, coding with kids and coding as literacy are especially appealing to me.