Learning Math Through Strategy

Fifth graders are learning math through strategy and problem solving activities. It’s not just about getting the right answer. “The idea that kids use strategies, and that there are multiple strategies — and they’re all legitimate — is new,” said Sheryl Wolfe, a...

Using Stopwatches Makes Math Fun

A group of first graders has discovered that using stopwatches makes math fun. At Hillsdale Elementary, first graders are having fun solving addition problems in minutes.  They use stopwatches to sharpen their math skills, and literally try to beat the clock....

Helping Parents Understand Math

Why are teachers helping parents understand math?  Because they want parents to understand the new math curriculum that students are learning, and encourage parents to be involved in their child’s education. At Prarie du Sac Bridges Elementary School, Math Night...

Teaching Math Concepts with Boats

A technology school is teaching math concepts with boats, through an innovative marine technology program. At the Center of Applied Technology South, students from five high schools in the area surrounding Edgewater, Maryland, are l;earning to repair, maintain, and...