Elementary school students show 34% improvement in math scores December 2016 – Reassuring results come at a good time for teachers as PISA and TIMSS suggest a steady decline in mathematics across the country. A recent research report has found Matific, a new mathematics resource that is aligned to U.S. curricula, helped increase students’ math […]

## Where Is The Nobel Prize For Mathematics?

There’s a myth, beloved by math teachers and professors everywhere, surrounding the conspicuous absence of a Nobel Prize for mathematics. It goes that Alfred Nobel, the award’s Swedish founder, snubbed the field after discovering his wife’s affair with mathematician Gosta Mittag-Leffler. This myth has long since been debunked by fact-checker website Snopes, which lists several […]

## Five Things To Know About Flipped Learning

There’s a lot of misunderstanding about flipped learning. Some spruik it as a miracle cure for all educational woes. Flipped learning: upgrade your students, optimize your classroom! Others declaim it as an ineffective method of teaching, demanding that teachers spend hours developing skills to create digital resources that students may not even access. Just like […]

## Video Game Designers Need Math

Is your child addicted to XBOX? Are they unable to tear their eyes away from their Playstation? Do you try and pull away their controller on a nightly basis? Well you should tell them to step away from the screen and do their math homework, because computer games rely on math and computer game designers […]

## These Robot Teachers Are Changing Education

For kids, the idea of being taught by robots is pretty exciting. Who wouldn’t want to learn astronomy from C-3PO or take P.E. with Astro Boy? But as an adult, the idea sets alarm bells ringing. Can artificial intelligence be trusted to take care of students? How do we leave our children in the hands of […]

## Building Motivation in Math

I’m sure you have all heard a child say it before, the all-encompassing “I HATE MATH”. And now that Common Core has stepped into play, I know many teachers and parents are saying it too. According to studentsfirst.org, compared to other countries, the Untied States fail in math and science. The US placed 27th out […]

## Math is Wild: Counting and Calculation in Animals

We humans pride ourselves on our capacity for higher thinking. After all, abstract thought is what separates us from the animals – isn’t it? Not according to scientists, who are continually discovering remarkable abilities in animals allowing them to count, recognize patterns and even perform complex calculations. The “math instinct” has been observed in creatures […]