Being Good at Math Means Finding a Good Job

Posted by David Alviar on August 28, 2020

Is being good at math necessary to finding a good job? Increasingly so, this is the case. While a discrete math skill (e.g., knowing how to use the quadratic formula) is not the key to getting a job, having a solid foundation in data interpretation, analytical skills, problem-solving, and quantitative thinking is.

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Topics: math, STEM careers

Teacher Writer Spotlight: Erin Rawlinson

Posted by Richard Kingham on August 17, 2020

Sometimes things just come together at the right time. Erin Rawlinson was a new mom. She loved her job as a third-grade teacher in Katy, Texas, but it was time for her to begin a new chapter, one in which she could stay home with her newborn son and be there for all those precious firsts. But there was one glaring problem: she would need supplemental income to leave her day job. Around that time, a former colleague called to see if she’d be interested in writing curriculum for STEMscopes Math. And there it was: the gig that would allow her to be at home with her son.

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Topics: math, teacher writers

How STEMscopes Works: A Teacher’s Introduction to STEMscopes Math Lessons

Posted by David Alviar on August 11, 2020

STEMscopes is built around an instructional concept pioneered by Rodger Bybee in the 1980s and further refined over the subsequent decades. In this model, called the 5E model, each scope (lesson) follows a sequence of 5 phases:

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Topics: math, 5Es

Math as the Language of STEM

Posted by David Alviar on August 10, 2020

If we consider science to be the understanding of phenomena, technology the tools used to investigate phenomena, and engineering the application of what we learn, then math is the language that unites all three. This blog explores how math relates to the other “STEM” fields and why it’s important to have a strong foundation in math in order to be a successful STEM professional.

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Topics: math, "STEM"

Process Over Answer

Posted by Richard Kingham on July 31, 2020

Introduction

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Topics: math