Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Dreamweaver Marketing News "Math in the Digital Age" Newest Episode in WQED’s iQ: smartparent
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“Math in the Digital Age” Newest Episode in WQED’s iQ: smartparent
National Television Series
PITTSBURGH -- In this new episode of iQ: smartparent, math matters in the digital age. Today’s classrooms are undergoing a high-tech revolution and experts explain ways parents can help their children make math make sense.
Matt Larson, President of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and co-author of the book Balancing the Equation: A Guide to School Mathematics for Educators and Parents, discusses math literacy, Common Core math standards, tips for parents to talk to teachers about mathematics education methods in the classroom, and appropriate ways to assist children with their math homework.
Megan Cicconi, a math teacher representing the computer science/coding advocacy group Code.org, discusses the need for coding skills in the 21stcentury, and ways to structure computer science education to complement mathematics education. And, guest Betsy Stein of the Boys & Girls Club of Western Pennsylvania presents a fun family activity to practice mathematics skills using sports statistics. In addition, this episode includes two field packages showing innovative ways to build mathematics skills using hands-on science projects.
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