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Perspectives / Speaking of MathMarge Scherer
How Mathematics CountsLynn Arthur SteenWhat will it take for students—and adults—to really understand mathematics?
Nine Ways to Catch Kids UpMarilyn BurnsEssential strategies for boosting students' foundational knowledge.
What's Right About Looking at What's Wrong?Deborah SchifterExamining errors is not just for grading purposes.
Singapore Math: Simple or Complex?John Hoven and Barry GarelickThe slogan for Singapore Math is “simple explanations for hard concepts.”
Learning from Singapore Math Steven Leinwand and Alan L. GinsburgLessons about focus versus fragmentation, alignment versus coverage.
Do We Need National Standards with Teeth?Zalman UsiskinA single set of national standards ensures neither high student performance nor a healthy economy, this author asserts.
Mathematics and CognitionArthur HydeHow to adapt reading strategies to teach mathematics.
Why Aren't More Minorities Taking Advanced Math?Erica N. WalkerWays to help black and Latino students succeed in higher-level math courses.
What We Can Do About Achievement DisparitiesSarah Theule LubienskiTo reduce achievement gaps, schools need to help students move beyond the belief that math is memorization.
When Students Choose the ChallengeDavid SuarezTasks that are at just the right level of difficulty make learning interesting.
From Arithmetic to Algebra Leanne R. Ketterlin-Geller, Kathleen Jungjohann, David J. Chard and Scott BakerA taste of algebra in elementary school helps students develop abstract reasoning.
Attitude AdjustmentsLesa M. Covington Clarkson, Gay Fawcett, Elaine Shannon-Smith and Nancy T. GoldmanFrom using graphing calculators to reinforcing math at the zoo, educators share ways to boost the confidence of mathematics students.
Special Topic / When a Student DiesMichael Jellinek, Jeff Q. Bostic and Steven C. SchlozmanGuidelines for crisis teams helping schools deal with grief.
Ask About Accountability / A Less-Than-Savvy AnswerW. James Popham
Leading to Change / How Do You Sustain Excellence?Douglas B. Reeves P>
The Principal Connection / Managing LeadershipJoanne Rooney
Special Report /Are U.S. Students Getting Better in Mathematics?Deborah Perkins-Gough
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