## News tagged with elementary mathematics

### Words matter when math teachers describe student learning

Think back to math class in elementary school. Do you remember being assigned to a "high," "middle" or "low" group? If so, you'll relate to a new study from North Carolina State University on the importance of how teachers ...

Mar 28, 2017 in Social Sciences
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### New analysis of US elementary school mathematics finds half-century of problematic 'strands' structure

During the "New Math" movement of the 1960s, a team of mathematicians developed a new structure for elementary mathematics. Instead of having a single subject, namely, school arithmetic, as its central core, this new structure ...

Oct 15, 2013 in Mathematics
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### Prescription for double-dose algebra proves effective

Martin Gartzman sat in his dentist's waiting room last fall when he read a study in Education Next that nearly brought him to tears.

Mar 21, 2013 in Social Sciences
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### New software models for understanding neutrinos

Neutrinos are neutral elementary particles created by nuclear reactions such as those in our Sun and other stars. EU researchers sought to advance our understanding of their interactions in deep space with new mathematical ...

Jun 06, 2012 in General Physics
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### Understanding basic concepts in spatial measurement

In a first or second grade classroom, a teacher asks students to take a ruler and measure (in inches) the length of a rectangular block. A student aligns the "0 inch" mark of the ruler with the end of the block, and counts ...

Feb 01, 2012 in Social Sciences
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### Quarks 'swing' to the tones of random numbers

At the Large Hadron Collider at CERN protons crash into each other at incredibly high energies in order to 'smash' the protons and to study the elementary particles of nature - including quarks. Quarks are found in each proton ...

Sep 27, 2010 in General Physics
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### Hold the Calculators: Let's Talk About Math!

(PhysOrg.com) -- Many children, when learning to read, are encouraged by their teachers to retell all they remember about a story in order to build their comprehension skills. But can similar comprehension strategies be applied ...

Aug 03, 2010 in Mathematics
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### Elementary school women teachers transfer their fear of doing math to girls

Female elementary school teachers who are anxious about math pass on to female students the stereotype that boys, not girls, are good at math. Girls who endorse this belief then do worse at math, research at the University ...

Jan 25, 2010 in Social Sciences
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