We’re a math-traumatized people, Jo Boaler says (although she uses the British locution “maths-traumatized”). It’s a belief she sees confirmed in everything from students crying over long division to MRIs that reveal young brains reacting to numbers as if they were snakes or spiders. from Pocket Here is where I got this article from.

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Math anxiety is a real thing, a new brain imaging study by Stanford researchers has confirmed. In a study in the journal Psychological Science, researchers found that there is increased activity in the brain region linked with fear in the brains of second and third graders with math anxiety. from Pocket Here is where I […]

If Levi Vaughan, a 5-year-old kindergartner in Braidwood, Ill., makes it through math class without a meltdown, it’s a good day. The transition to school has been tough in other ways for Levi, said Stefanie Vaughan, his mother, but math has been uniquely challenging. from Pocket Here is where I got this article from.

First Daughter Ivanka Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos toured the National Air and Space Museum with a group of middle school students Tuesday, encouraging girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics — even while President Donald Trump’s a from Pocket Here is where I got this article from.

Our future depends on mathematical thinking, but math trauma extends across our country – and the world – due to the ineffective ways the subject is often taught in classrooms, as a narrow set of procedures that students are expected to reproduce at high speed. from Pocket Here is where I got this article from.

Research shows that everyday teaching practices exclude already marginalised groups of students, but teachers can take steps to redress the balance Lecturer in educational studies, Goldsmiths College, University of London 03.00 EDT Last modified on Saturday 16 September 2017 03. from Pocket Here is where I got this article from.

We are now well into the “new” maths curriculum, with its harder Sats papers and higher expectations. The game has changed, but maths teaching has remained largely the same. I believe that it’s time to reconsider how we teach maths. from Pocket Here is where I got this article from. https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-views/5-principles-better-primary-maths-teaching

I asked my class this question and the responses were brutally honest. The children explained that while they interacted with the English working wall, with its success ladders and word banks, the maths wall was “a bit rubbish”. Does this sound intriguing? Click the link to read the article on how to turn your classroom […]

I just read this short article from NCTM about gender differences in math. It is thought provoking. Please take a moment to read the article. Then find a fellow math teacher and spend a looooong coffee break discussing things that can be done in the classroom to make this better. Here is the article… http://www.nctm.org/Publications/Teaching-Children-Mathematics/Blog/Current-Research-on-Gender-Differences-in-Math/

Bansho is a method of teaching developed in Japan that focuses on teaching math through problem solving. It allows students to see connections and progressions of the thinking involved when developing strategies to solve a problem. from Pocket Here is where I got this article from.