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ERIC's Big Release
The Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) last week
announced its efforts to bring over a quarter million education
articles and reports back online.
Formerly omitted due to privacy, more than 72,000 PDFs have
already rejoined the nationwide information network's database
for full text download, including peer-reviewed materials and
all releasable documents published from 2005 onward.
Regular sources on math education run the gamut:
Australian Senior Mathematics Journal
Mathematics Education Research Journal
National Council on Teacher Quality
Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness
What Works Clearinghouse
... and many more
Search by publication date and type, education level, authors,
descriptors such as "teaching methods" and "abstract
reasoning"; or drill down and around ERIC's thesaurus, which
lists dozens of subcategories and related terms
Founded by the Department of Education in 1966, ERIC receives
funding from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) to
acquire, catalog, summarize, and provide access to
PoW taking place: math problem-solving moment of the week
"See? Once you take the time to write and do the whole problem
and really understand it, then it isn't even that hard! I know
that sounds hard though, so I'll do a different way, too...."
- Jordan, highlighted in the Pre-Algebra PoW's Latest Solution
STEM Central Opening Up
A free new site dedicated to science, technology, engineering,
and math (STEM) opens up for submissions, ratings, and
Come to STEM Central and contribute favorite web resources of
your own, add ratings and reviews, and share tips on classroom
usage about the hundreds of educational articles, videos, maps,
animations, and other media already seeded in the
Sally Ride Science, founded by America's first woman in space,
launched STEM Central last month. The company, which also
administers the NASA-backed Sally Ride EarthKAM educational
outreach program, provides college and career readiness
training and tools "to build students' passion for STEM fields
Now taking place: math education conversation of the day
"@MFAnnie we were too busy driving home from #dcprobsolv Did
you make it on TV?"
- @themathforum, tweeted to @MFAnnie
Tune into the Nation's Report Card Live Webinar Thursday
How well are U.S. students performing in mathematics? Join the
National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB) on 7 November, at
10 AM (ET) for a live webinar release of The Nation's Report
Card: Mathematics and Reading 2013, Grades 4 and 8.
As with the webinar for the last Nation's Report Card,
highlighted in these pages two years ago, this Thursday's event
will feature a panel of experts taking an in-depth look at
national and state-level data from the National Assessment of
Educational Progress (NAEP) on what fourth- and eighth-grade
students know and can do in mathematics and reading.
Jack Buckley, Commissioner of the National Center for
Education Statistics (NCES), will present the data. He will be
joined by the Honorable Leticia Van De Putte, a Texas State
Senator; William D. Waidelich, Executive Director of the
Association for Middle Level Education; and Cornelia Orr,
Executive Director of NAGB, who will serve as moderator of
This report card will also, for the first time, show
mathematics and reading results side by side. Videos will
provide guidance on exploring and interpreting results that
reveal how students are performing in these subject areas,
based on race and ethnicity, gender, income level, and
additional contextual factors.
Register for free here: