Archive: January 25, 2009 - January 31, 2009

Do You Dream of Factoring?

Factoring is one of the most important skills that students learn in algebra. My teacher at Fairfax High told the class: "You will practice factoring until you are dreaming of factoring!" For today's Friday quiz see if you can you...

By Washington Post Editors | January 30, 2009; 10:24 AM ET | Comments (9)

National Standards? Too Provincial.

Forget national standards. A growing chorus of educators are looking beyond US borders and pushing for international benchmarks of what and how children should be taught to be successful in a borderless economy. "No longer do we compare Iowa against...

By Michael Alison Chandler | January 29, 2009; 12:27 PM ET | Comments (0)

A Common Math Curriculum - Would it Help?

Every winter at Fairfax High School, math teachers hold lunch-time study sessions for students who need to take (or re-take) the Standards of Learning exams. Most of the students are newcomers to Virginia who need to pass the standardized math...

By Michael Alison Chandler | January 26, 2009; 2:03 PM ET | Comments (11)

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