September 1, 2016

2 x 3^2 redefines soccer’s impact

By Jan Bryan, EdD, Vice President, National Education Officer & Brian Karsbaek   The Romanian men’s soccer team gets it. Mathematics is both a systematic and social enterprise. In order to get Romanian children excited about math, and to address […]
April 28, 2016

NCTM 2016: Insights from the year’s premier math event

By Anu Jokinen, Math Enthusiast Earlier this month, I attended the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) conference in San Francisco with nearly 9,000 math educators. At a math conference, you would expect the emphasis to be on numbers, […]
September 3, 2015

Math is “ruthlessly cumulative”: The truth about fluency and the promise of differentiated practice

By Gene Kerns, EdD, Vice President and Chief Academic Officer MIT Professor Steven Pinker made a statement that has stuck with me. He observed that math is “ruthlessly cumulative” (1997). Phil Daro expanded on this by noting that, when studying […]