6 May, 2011
Volume 16 No. 18
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STEM Education Data and Trends

Summer Workshops for Math Teachers

Educating Grace Blog


Online PD


Orientation Sessions

Math and Tech Workshops


Problem Based Learning Courses

Graduate Credit:
Mathematics Teaching and Learning Certificate

Master's Degree


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STEM Education Data and Trends


How well do students in your state perform on standardized math tests?

How often do parents help their children with homework?

Am I doing enough to help my child as a parent?

Find answers to these and other questions be exploring the STEM Education Data and Trends web tool. Based on the National Science Board report Science and Engineering Indicators, this interactive statistical Flash tool provides one-stop access to charts, graphs, key observations, and main findings about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education from preschool through college, as well as related STEM careers. Data sources of the NSB report include

  • Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class (ECLS-K)
  • National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
  • Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)
  • Program for International Student Assessment (PISA)
  • Advanced Placement Report to the Nation
  • Digest of Education Statistics
  • National Center for Education Statistics
  • U.S. Census Bureau

For a plain text version, visit


To access the full Science and Engineering Indicators report and its additional resources, such as presentation slides and the State Data Tool — which lets you create your own charts of indicators for up to ten states at a time — visit


PoW taking place: math problem-solving moment of the week

"What I like about Vi's solution is that she not only explained what she did, but also explained why she did each thing and what she was thinking as she made her decisions. I especially like that she explained...."
- Annie, commenting on the Geometry PoW's Latest Solution

Summer Workshops for Math Teachers


May 15th is the deadline for early bird discounts to summer workshops at San Francisco's Center for Innovative Teaching:

  • Become an Expert Interactive Whiteboard User: Practical teaching techniques
  • No Limits in Upper Level Math: Hands-on and visual approaches to topics in Algebra 2 and Precalculus
  • Meaningful Group Work in the Math Classroom: Applying the Complex Instruction Framework

Special for subscribers of the Math Forum Internet News: register early and save a total of 15% by mentioning the code MATH2011.

Early registrants who do not subscribe to the Math Forum Internet News may also save 15% on CIT workshops. Just bring a colleague from your school; or show membership in the California Mathematics Council (CMC), the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), or other select professional teacher organizations.

Now taking place: math education conversation of the hour

"In general, by the way, our students think we're nuts! Let me see...it's 9:00 at night, and I'm writing an email extolling the virtues of not rounding before the end...they may have something there:)"
- Liz, posted to the secondary (grades 9-12) discussion group of the Association of Math Teachers of New York State

Educating Grace Blog


This blog focuses on mathematical thinking, teaching students to think, thinking about teaching students, and ending educational inequity, especially in math. Written by a former high school math teacher who now develops teacher training, educating grace's posts have included

  • without struggle there is no progress
  • imperfect solutions
  • when none of your students do their homework
  • Common Core Contemplation
  • pseudoquestioning
  • mixing up the algebra sequence


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