How to Overcome Math Anxiety

A Springfield Missouri first grade teacher has discovered how to overcome math anxiety, and she is sharing her discoveries and methods with her young students. When Katie Baker was growing up, she did not know that math would become her passion.  In fact, she had no...

How Students Learn Math with DreamBox Technology

Using an online app instead of traditional pencil and paper is how students learn math with DreamBox technology and personalized learning. Dreambox Learning is used by students on their own level as they complete personalized math problems. On a device provided by his...

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....