Shane Vander Hart: “Alternative Math” made me literally laugh out loud and consider myself thankful I never had parents like these the brief time I taught.

## An Open Letter to Bill Gates on Preparing Students for Algebra

Bill Gates recently asked, “Math is one area where we want to generate stronger evidence about what works. What would it take, for example, to get all kids to mastery of Algebra I?” Alabama State School Board Member Betty Peters answers his question.

## The Scary Square Root Symbol

The square root symbol, in the past some high school students may have felt dread in the pit of their stomachs when they saw this symbol. Before it was due to a student struggling with math, but not anymore.

## Average U.S. Math Literacy PISA Scores Drop 18 Points Since 2009

The average math literacy PISA scores for 15-year-olds in the U.S. dropped by 12 points since 2012 and 18 points since 2009.

## Saxonisms—The wit and wisdom of John Saxon

Niki Hayes shares “Saxonisms” that illustrate the wit and wisdom of John Saxon, a well known math teacher and math textbook publisher.

## Indiana to Continue Using Fuzzy Math in New Standards?

Hoosiers can now comment publicly on Indiana’s draft academic standards until March 12, 2014. Instructions and the link to the form can be found here. You can read the standards below: Indiana Academic Standards K-5 Math Indiana Academic Standards 6-8 Math Indiana Academic Standards 9-12 Math Indiana Academic Standards K-5 ELA Indiana Academic Standards 6-12 […]