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Interdisciplinary learning and applications of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Books with a math focus

Feb 01, 2019


Books Inspiring Children to See Math in the World Around Them

One way to bring the subject of mathematics to life, according to the Mathematical Science Research Institute (MSRI), is through literature. According to the organization, “books connect with the sense of wonder and imagination and creativity.”

Math and Science Prize

Feb 01, 2019


Nominate a Teacher for a Presidential Award

Since 1983 the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) have been recognizing excellent educators spanning all corners of the country-from one-room schoolhouses in rural Montana to large school systems in the heart of New York City.

Virtual Lab Practice

Feb 01, 2019


Playful Engagement with Chemistry Lab Equipment in Virtual Reality

HoloLAB Champions is an immersive virtual reality lab practice game show created by Schell Games with support of the Institute of Education Sciences (part of the US Department of Education) and the Small Business Innovation Research program.

Math prizes for girls

Feb 01, 2019


Competition Showcasing Girls’ Math Creativity and Insight

Math Prize for Girls, sponsored by the Advantage Testing Foundation, is the largest mathematics prize for girls in the world. Each fall at MIT, nearly 300 young female mathematicians compete in a challenging test of mathematical creativity and insight.

Nominate a talented 7-12th grade STEM teacher today.

Feb 01, 2019

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Highest Award in Recognition of Exemplary STEM Teaching

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the highest honors bestowed by the United States government specifically for K–12 science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science teaching. The awards are given to teachers who have both deep content knowledge of the subjects they teach and the ability to motivate and enable students to be successful in those areas. Since the program’s inception, more than 4,800 teachers have been recognized for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession. The President may recognize up to 108 exemplary teachers each year. This year the Presidential Awards is honoring secondary teachers. Nominate a talented seventh- through twelfth-grade STEM teacher today using the PAEMST website. If you’re a teacher, you can begin an application at

Deadlines: March 1, 2019, for nominations; May 1, 2019, for applications

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