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enWhy Math Might Be The Secret To School Success
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Little children are big news this week, as the White House holds a summit on early childhood education on Wednesday. The president wants every 4-year-old to go to preschool, but the new Congress is unlikely to foot that bill.<p>Since last year, more than 30 states have expanded access to preschool. But there's still a lack of evidence about exactly what kinds of interventions are most effective in those crucial early years.<p>In New York City, an ambitious, $25 million study is collecting evidence on the best way to raise outcomes for kids in poverty.Tue, 09 Dec 2014 08:49:00 +0000Anya Kamenetz 46122 at http://kuow.orgWhy Math Might Be The Secret To School SuccessWho Needs Algebra? New Approach To College Math Helps More Pass
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Let's start with a little word problem. Sixty percent of the nation's 12.8 million community college students are required to take at least one course in subject X. Eighty percent of that 60 percent never move on past that requirement.<p><ol><p><li><p>Let Y = the total percentage of community college students prevented from graduating simply by failing that one subject, X.Thu, 09 Oct 2014 20:03:00 +0000editor42807 at http://kuow.orgWho Needs Algebra? New Approach To College Math Helps More PassGet Schooled: A Fourth Grader Teaches You 'Box Method' Multiplication
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<p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVYbcps23Tw</p>Wed, 28 May 2014 16:07:43 +0000editor35346 at http://kuow.orgNorthwest Students To Test Their Code-Breaking Skills
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<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/04/040714AK_Code_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Code language is probably as old as language itself. Now, two Northwest university professors have launched a competition to test students’ code breaking skills.<p>Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:32:33 +0000Anna King32110 at http://kuow.orgNorthwest Students To Test Their Code-Breaking SkillsProbability Professor Explains How Miracles Happen
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<p></p><p>Steve Scher explores the probabilities of seemingly improbable events with mathematician David J. Hand. The mathematics professor in London has written, “The Improbability Principle: Why Coincidences, Miracles, And Rare Events Happen Every Day.”Wed, 12 Mar 2014 23:14:07 +0000Steve Scher & Amina Al-Sadi30397 at http://kuow.orgProbability Professor Explains How Miracles Happen'Jeopardy Villain' Explains How He Keeps Winning
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He’s being called the “Jeopardy villain,” but <strong>Arthur Chu</strong> of Broadview Heights, Ohio, considers himself more of a “mad genius.” The 30-year-old insurance analyst and voiceover artist has won three times since he came on the show last week.<p>Some say Chu is taking all the fun out of the game. He goes for the hardest questions first, slams down his buzzer incessantly and tries to get the host to speed up.Tue, 04 Feb 2014 22:01:00 +0000editor28214 at http://kuow.org'Jeopardy Villain' Explains How He Keeps WinningU.S. Students Slide In Global Ranking On Math, Reading, Science
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American 15-year-olds continue to turn in flat results in a test that measures students' proficiency in reading, math and science worldwide, failing to crack the global top 20.<p>The Program for International Student Assessment, or PISA, collects test results from 65 countries for its rankings, which come out every three years. The <a href="http://www.oecd.org/pisa/keyfindings/pisa-2012-results.htm">latest results</a>, from 2012, show that U.S. students ranked below average in math among the world's most-developed countries.Tue, 03 Dec 2013 12:37:00 +0000Bill Chappell24797 at http://kuow.orgU.S. Students Slide In Global Ranking On Math, Reading, ScienceThe Gift Of Multiplication
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<p>Seattle educator Dan Finkel says grown-ups often forget that math is not exotic to kids; it’s very close to them.</p><p>For example, Finkel recently taught a class kindergarteners and first graders, and he said to them, “You know what, let’s just count stuff today.” Immediately, the kids pointed to the windows and ceiling tiles and more. He told everyone to pick something and tell him how many there were. They dove right in. Fri, 01 Nov 2013 19:06:20 +0000Bill Radke23115 at http://kuow.orgThe Gift Of MultiplicationThis Is Not Math, It's Love
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<p>You’ve heard that America must train its children for careers in the STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and math. But math is not just a stable, sensible career.<br><br>Seattle educator Dan Finkel says math is a joy. If it’s a drag, why would you inflict it on your child?<br><br>Finkel and his wife, Katherine Cook, run an education program called <a href="http://mathforlove.com/">Math For Love</a>. Long before he got his PhD in math from the University of Washington, he was a kid, wondering why he was learning math in school.</p><p>Wed, 04 Sep 2013 20:41:22 +0000Bill Radke19714 at http://kuow.orgThis Is Not Math, It's LoveNew Wash. Math Requirement May Delay Graduation For 3,730 High School Seniors
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<p>Two months before high school commencement, 9,083 seniors still haven’t passed Washington state’s new math graduation requirement.</p><p>Thu, 18 Apr 2013 19:16:06 +0000Ann Dornfeld11625 at http://kuow.orgNew Wash. Math Requirement May Delay Graduation For 3,730 High School SeniorsThe Joy Of Math With Steven Strogatz
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<p></p><p>How does Google search the Internet? How many people should you date before getting married? And how should you arrange your mattress to get the maximum wear out of it?Fri, 02 Nov 2012 04:00:00 +0000Rachel Solomon2513 at http://kuow.orgThe Joy Of Math With Steven Strogatz