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Interesting talk by Conrad Wolfram (strategic director of Wolfram Research, which produces mathematical software): “From rockets to stock markets, many of humanity’s most thrilling creations are powered by math. So why do kids lose interest in it? Conrad Wolfram says the part of math we teach — calculation by hand — isn’t just tedious, it’s [...]
Intriguing talk by Dan Meyer: “Today’s math curriculum is teaching students to expect — and excel at — paint-by-numbers classwork, robbing kids of a skill more important than solving problems: formulating them.”
Document produced by National Council of Teachers of Mathematics What kinds of experiences should high school mathematics offer students? Families that understand what their students should experience in mathematics throughout their high school years are in the best position to lend their support and encouragement. Click here to access full document. Click here to access related resources.
NCTM has put together a great collection of articles from NCTM journals aimed at families.
Here are some resources that might be useful for parents who want to help their children succeed in mathematics: