Mapping a Personalized Learning Journey  K‐12 Students and Parents Connect...  6 views
Department of Education Funds FourYear Research Evaluation of Mathematics Online Tutor...  3 views

"SRI International, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), and the University of Maine have received a $3.5 million award from the Institute of Education Sciences at the U.S. Department of Education to evaluate the effectiveness of an online tutoring system for mathematics homework. The research team will study seventhgrade mathematics students and teachers in more than 50 schools throughout Maine using WPI's ASSISTments system.
ASSISTments aims to transform homework by giving students instant feedback and tutoring adapted to their individual needs. It also provides teachers with customized reports each morning on their students' nightly progress. Teachers in the study will receive training in how to use these reports to adapt their lesson plans to better suit students' needs."
The "Mathlash" To Silicon Valley's Move Into Education  11 views

Mathematics teachers disagreeing with the math teaching methods espoused by the Khan Academy, including words from a Stanford PhD candidate: ""When you attempt to distribute mathematics through any of these media [such as YouTube videos, digital photos, MP3s, PDFs, blog posts, spoken words, and printed text] it changes the definition of mathematics."
Exploring Discussion Forums in Mathematics Education  7 views

Online Communities of Enquiry in Mathematics Education. A free article in a conversational style with practical tips for online communications and learning. Colin McAllister and Rebecca Hanson ask: What is it like to take part in online discussions? How do moderators and contributors create active and successful conversations? How is the technology employed in the management of discussion forums evolving? What could be achieved through discussion forums in the future?
Manga High  Where maths is just a game!  1 views
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explore the beauty and relevance of what they would otherwise dismiss as inconsequential in school.
Targeting late middleschool and early highschool students, WLI takes a hybrid approach to cultivat
ing motivation. It leverages the engagement value of short (approximately threeminute long) videos
depicting real people talking about how math and computational thinking are critical to their successes
in a number of professional areas. Students then complete a series of interactive exercises that help
students explore an application area discussed in the video in more detail. These exercises, however,
are not simply drill problems aimed at making students experts in a particular content area. Instead,
they are multistep assignments that require the students to draw upon both detailed mathematical
knowledge and a big picture view of how this knowledge can be used to draw useful, meaningful
conclusions. The exercises are focused on bridging the worlds of number, images, and sounds in or
der to help students build intuition around a particular topic. Therefore, while some questions have
objectively correct responses, others require students to gather knowledge they have built through
answering previous questions within the packet to draw new inferences. Hints are provided along the
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way to ensure students receive assistance when necessary. Finally, WLI is housed online and is oered
for free, signifying minimal barriers to usage by educators and students."