### Archive: December 7, 2008 - December 13, 2008

### Does Michael Make the Grade?

Take a look at a few of Michael's graded algebra quizzes. Think she's a math whiz, or could you have scored better? A Factoring Quiz Your browser does not support iframes. Testing Quadrants Your browser does not support iframes. More...

By Washington Post Editors | December 12, 2008; 11:27 AM ET | Comments (0)

### Friday Quiz, Take 3

This week's quiz question comes from Gene Gartner, a Madison, Va resident and a former high school math teacher. Before teaching, he spent 25 years in the business world. Mr. Gartner wrote, "I am a big believer in that kids...

By Michael Alison Chandler | December 11, 2008; 9:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

### Guest Blogger: What International Math Tests Really Say

Our guest blogger today is Gerald Bracey, a trained psychogist, author of "Reading Educational Research: How to Avoid Getting Statistically Snookered," and a critic of how today's tests measure success. He was director of research, evaluation and testing for the...

By Michael Alison Chandler | December 9, 2008; 4:07 PM ET | Comments (20)

### International Math Test Results

A familiar note from The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study, or TIMSS test. American students' 2007 scores have improved since 2003, when the last test was given. They are above average but far from the top. Here's a...

By Michael Alison Chandler | December 9, 2008; 11:14 AM ET | Comments (9)

### Where's the Algebra? Crime Scene Math

My car disappeared from my DC neighborhood this weekend, and unless it's been lost in some impound lot and in the city's records (not impossible), we're pretty sure it was stolen. And so I spent a lot of time surveying...

By Michael Alison Chandler | December 8, 2008; 9:00 AM ET | Comments (0)