Category Archives: That’s News To Me

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More Good News: Middle School Students’ Scores Jump with Eureka Math

Students at a group of six New York city schools show significant improvement after the introduction of Eureka Math. Continue reading

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MSU is Tearing Down Obstacles to Science and Engineering Degrees

Michigan State University is leading the country in improving its beginning math courses for STEM and non-STEM majors. Go Spartans! Continue reading

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A little self-love? Blah…

On the big list of things to do, making a biography of myself is at the very bottom of the priority list.  It’s one of those things you eventually get roped into doing for other reasons.  I’ve finally created a short … Continue reading

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A Portrait of an Inspiring Teacher: Fred Reusch

Teachers: If you were asked to leave your profession to be an administrator or even to write a history-making curriculum, would you? Read about an awe-inspiring teacher and his decision. Continue reading

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The Washington Post: Many parents hated Common Core math at first, before figuring it out

Parents did not understand at first, but now they appreciate Eureka Math. Read the article by Jay Mathews. Continue reading

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Building the ⟨Sci|State⟩ Studio—a weekend in time lapse.

Watch how to build a sound/video stage with green screen and a light board at 15x speed. The studio is for videos like “Geometry and Topology Today.” Continue reading

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Something fun: What it is like to be the son of Captain Derivative

Something Fun: Extra, Extra! Captain Derivative does polynomial interpolation, connects long lost data points together again. Continue reading

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Testing out the new Green Screen (Plus a bonus 14×16 calculation)

Which background screen should we use for Geometry and Topology Today? Take the poll! Continue reading

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An article on how Eureka Math began.

A nice article by Leigh Guidry on the creation of @Eureka_Math and how the math curriculum has helped raised student test results in Rapides Parish, Louisiana. Continue reading

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Electric Girls: Shaping Role Models in Technology

Girls soldering, drilling, building circuits? Why, of course! Duh. Continue reading

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Eureka Math Curriculum: A Breakout Hit

Who are the real breakout hits behind the Eureka Math/EngageNY Curriculum? Continue reading

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In Memory of Dr. Dolores Margaret Richard Spikes

Thank you for your contributions to mathematics, Dr. Spikes. Continue reading

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A big NCTM thanks and next year’s talk

A big thanks to all the people who attended my NCTM talk, and a question: Would you like to see my daughter Autumn do some Eureka Math at next year’s NCTM meeting? Continue reading

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I’m at the NCTM meeting this week and would like to meet you!

Want to talk the lead writer and mathematician of the Eureka Math/EngageNY curriculum? Here’s your chance at the NCTM national meeting! Continue reading

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‘Eureka Math’ Embeds Real-World Problems in PreK-12 Mathematics Lessons

Find out what I think is a beautiful problem with an elegant solution by reading Jessica Hughes’ article, “‘Eureka Math’ Embeds Real-World Problems in PreK-12 Mathematics Lessons,” published at the Center for Digital Education. Continue reading

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Common Core, Eureka Math shake up Louisiana classrooms

Find out the difference between the Common Core State Standards and the Eureka Math Curriculum from Phil Daro and Lynne Munson in this article by Jessica Williams. Continue reading

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EdReports.org’s Review of Eureka Math

Only one curriculum stood out from the pack. Can you guess which one? Continue reading

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Meet some of the writers of Eureka Math

What I love about this short video is that it highlights three of the many talented teacher-writers that worked on Eureka Math with me. Continue reading

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Making Science Cool: Solving the Shortage of Math and Science Students

In 2011 I was invited by U.S. News and World Report to sit on a panel to discuss how to get students excited about STEM. Continue reading

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Singapore Math Adds up for US Teachers

A radio interview I did with Voice of America in 2010. Listen to two of my favorite teachers: Johnette Roberts and Gertie Walls! Continue reading

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Singapore Math Growing in Popularity

An interview with Kim Covington and 12 News from July 1, 2010. Continue reading

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Math Expert Dr. Scott Baldridge on “Singapore Math”

Watch one of my first television interviews. You can easily tell how nervous I am! Continue reading

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