Why the SDGs don’t add up without math and science education

devex – Jeff Tyson “As the focus shifts from quantity to quality in global education goals, multiplication tables and laws of motion might hold the keys to measuring success. Education is shaping up to feature prominently in the sustainable development...

The language of maths in science

Education in Chemistry – Richard Needham “Why do students find it so difficult to apply their maths skills in science lessons? In recent years teacher members of the Association for Science Education (ASE) have raised concerns that mathematical aspects of...

Math Problems: Knowing, Doing, and Explaining Your Answer

Education News – Barry Garelick “At a middle school in California, the state testing in math was underway via the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) exam. A girl pointed to the problem on the computer screen and asked “What do I do?” The proctor...

Singapore tops OECD’s global school ranking, US placed 28th

CNBC – Luke Graham “Asian countries have topped the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)’s ranking of school performance across 76 countries, according to a report released on Wednesday. The high-profile report, which ranked...

Study maths and science for space jobs, urges astronaut

The London Evening Standards – Anna Davis “An astronaut has called for more children to study maths and science so they are prepared for a future boom in space-related jobs. James F Reilly, who completed three space missions and now works for the Kennedy...

Building new pathways to math success

Education World – Pamela Burdman “Teachers and students across the state are adjusting to the Common Core standards, which promise to help more young people become ready for college. In the words of State Board of Education President Michael Kirst, the...