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Mathematics Articles

Synthesis of research that supports the principles of the CPM Educational Program: Dr. Tom Sallee, U.C. Davis PDF (264KB)

March 4, 2015: Press release - CPM Educational Program to Hold National Conference; "It's Time for America to Invest in Teachers." PDF (53KB)

How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies
by Ingfei Chen, August 25, 2014; Mind/Shift, KQED

How Relearning Old Concepts Alongside New Ones Makes It All Stick by Samara Freemark and Stephen Smith, American RadioWorks, October 28, 2014; Mind/Shift, KQED

Popular Biology Lecture Courses Ditch the Lectures
"Nationally, only about 65 percent of students pass their STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) courses, but that rate rises to 78 percent with the introduction of some active learning." (University of Washington, College of Arts & Sciences Newsletter, September 2014)

The Stereotypes That Distort How Americans Teach and Learn Math: Speed doesn't matter, and there's no such thing as a "math person." How the Common Core's approach to the discipline could correct these misperceptions, By Jo Boaler; The Atlantic — November 12, 2013

Common Core State Standards of Mathematical Practice: What do the Standards look like in practice? (June 2013) pdf PDF (132KB)

NCTM: Guiding Principles for Mathematics Curriculum and Assessment (June 2009) pdf PDF (128KB)

Commentaries on the National Mathematics Advisory Panel Report published in the journal of the American Educational Research Association pdf PDF (76KB)

The Math Wars: Alan H. Schoenfeld (Educational Policy, Vol. 18 No. 1, January and March 2004, pp. 253-286) pdf PDF (264KB)

Teaching Secrets: Asking the Right Questions, By Elizabeth Stein; edweek.org — June 6, 2011

Meeting the Challenges of Scale: The Importance of Preparing Professional Development Leaders , by Hilda Borko, Karen Koellner & Jennifer Jacobs; Teachers College Record March 04, 2011

Brief History of math curricula and testing, pp. 14-17 of:
What Doesn't Work: The Challenge and Failure of the What Works Clearinghouse to Conduct Meaningful Reviews of Studies of Mathematics Curricula (PDF), by Alan H. Schoenfeld (Educational Researcher [American Educational Research Association], Vol. 35, No. 2, March 2006)

The Effects of Spacing and Mixing Practice Problems, by Doug Rohrer, University of South Florida (January 2009: Journal for Research in Mathematics Education) pdf PDF (160KB)

Student Performance in Public versus Private Schools, by Phil Ciciora (News Bureau, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, February 25, 2009)

At M.I.T., Large Lectures Are Going the Way of the Blackboard, by Sara Rimer (New York Times, January 12, 2009)

Fordham Gets Failing Grade for Its State Standards “Report Cards”
(Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice, September 11, 2006)

Presidential Views: Interview with Hyman Bass (Notices, American Mathematical Society, March 2001) PDF Version (54KB)

What the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics has to say about teamwork and communication

Study: Teachers should emphasize math concepts (Associated Press, March 26, 2003)

In the pursuit of classroom alchemy by Jeff Lantos [Opinion]
(St. Paul Pioneer Press, September 24, 2006) pdf PDF (56KB)

Commissioner's Remarks: The Release of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) Video Study of Eighth-Grade Mathematics Teaching by Valena W. Plisko, Associate Commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics

How Does It Add Up? Views on Math Education by Alfred Posamentier, Ph.D. (Education Update, February 2003)

Trivial Pursuits by Ronald A. Wolk (Teacher Magazine, January 2003)

Reform math education, commentary by Robert Reys (Christian Science Monitor, November 15, 2002)

Moving Instruction to Center Stage by David T. Gordon (Harvard Education Letter, September/October 2002)

A New Model for the Mathematics Classroom
"Cooperative Learning in Undergraduate Mathematics: Issues That Matter and Strategies That Work" book review by Dana Sobyra (The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 27, 2001)

Let teachers teach, letter to the editor by Ken Rolling, executive director, Chicago Annenberg Challenge (Chicago Sun Times, February 19, 2001)

Yours Is Not To Reason Why, commentary by Anne M. Collins (Education Week on the Web, September 6, 2000) [registration required]

A Teacher in the Trenches of the Nation's Math Wars by Richard Rothstein (New York Times, April 12, 2000)

A Response to the Critics by James Fey, Professor, Departments of Curriculum & Instruction and Mathematics, University of Maryland (American School Board Journal, April 2000)

A Teaching Style That Adds Up by David J. Hoff (Education Week on the Web, February 23, 2000) [registration required]

Are the Traditionalists Mathematically Right? by Rick Casey (San Antonio Express News, February 21, 1999)

The Mathematical Miseducation of America's Youth: Ignoring Research and Scientific Study in Education by Michael T. Battista (Phi Delta Kappan, February 1999)