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November 24, 2015 9:27 am - By in STEM

Girls + Math = More STEM Women

… we need to have more girls interested in math, science, and engineering. We’ve got half the population that is way underrepresented in those fields and that means that we’ve got a whole bunch of talent … not being encouraged…

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November 19, 2015 9:49 am - By in Blogs, STEM

Teacher’s Perspective: Gender Equality in the Middle-School Classroom and Empowering Girls to Shoot for the STEM Stars

As I reflect upon how I ran my own math classroom, I start examining the difference between the girls and boys in middle school, and more importantly, how I approached them. I would like to say I treated all of…

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November 18, 2015 9:58 pm - By in Blogs, Data-Driven Classroom

Cultivating “Data Literacy” to Accelerate Math Achievement

A school district can have a vision for data use and the technology infrastructure to support data-driven decision-making, but if the staff lacks “data literacy”—the knowledge, skills, and capacity to use data effectively—the whole enterprise will be working in an…

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November 9, 2015 8:08 pm - By in Blogs, Math Minded

71 Math-tastic Jobs for Math Majors

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) forecasts a whopping 22 percent employment growth for mathematicians from 2008 to 2018, which is much faster than the average for all other occupations. The BLS reports that a person with a PhD,…

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November 3, 2015 12:27 pm - By in Blogs, DreamBox News

Women and Math: Why We Need to Create Greater Equity, Access, and Support

One of the major efforts of The White House Council on Women and Girls is to engage girls in STEM, and I endorse the effort. As Michelle Obama has noted, “If we’re going to out-innovate and out-educate the rest of…

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October 27, 2015 12:32 am - By in Blogs, Teacher Tips and Activities

17 Spooktacular Math Activities for Fall

1. Eyeball Estimation Fill three to five jars with slimy peeled grapes (or rubber balls), add a little red, purple, or orange food coloring, and ask students to estimate how many “eyeballs” are in each jar. For older students, have…

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October 20, 2015 8:42 pm - By in Blended Learning, Blogs

Fall Math Challenge 2015 is Here!

Fall is in full swing. Are you ready for the next DreamBox Learning Math Challenge? Dive into your new Insights Dashboard and share how we’re partnering with you! The DreamBox Learning Math Challenge begins November 1, 2015. Now is the time…

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October 19, 2015 11:12 pm - By in Blogs, STEM

Women in Tech Today

Women on the I Am Tech site share their unique stories about what they love about working in technology, in addition to the challenges they face, and offer advice to girls and women who want to join their ranks. Many…

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October 8, 2015 6:30 pm - By in Blogs, STEM

Women in STEM who Rock & 8 Cool Websites to Get Girls Psyched About STEM

Getting more women and girls interested in STEM fields is the unfinished business of the 20th century, according to Hillary Clinton. "We must focus on how we can help women and girls break through ceilings that hold them back," she…

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