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Information Age Education (IAE) is an Oregon not-for-profit corporation founded by David Moursund in August 2007. The IAE Blog was started in August 2010.

Stop Teaching Calculating, Start Teaching Math

Math Diagram

 

The content, teaching processes, and assessment in math education are slow to change. The following TED video is now more than a year and a half old, but is still as fresh and important as when it was first published. It paints a picture of a completely different type of math education system in which computers are an embedded and routine tool.

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Early Childhood Math Learning Predicts Future School Success

We all accept the importance of children learning to read. By the end of the third grade we expect children to read well enough that reading can be an important aid to learning new content from the curriculum. By about the seventh grade we expect children to read well enough that reading can be a major aid to learning across the curriculum. By that grade level a history teacher might expect students to read and learn from their history textbook while a science teacher might expect students to read and learn from their science textbook.

I was somewhat surprised to encounter the following two articles about math as an important component of early childhood education. The articles indicate that a preschool student’s understanding of math is a very good predictor of success in school—possibly even better than early reading skills.

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New Free Book about Good Math Lesson Plans

The IAE-pedia document Good Math Lesson Plans was initially posted in November, 2007. Over the years it has been substantially revised and updated. Excluding the IAE-pedia Home Page, it became (and still is) the most popular page in the IAE-pedia.

In March, 2012, I decided to develop this Web page into a short book suitable for use in workshops, courses, and self-study. The resulting 81-page book is available free in both PDF and Microsoft Word formats.

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Free Math Education Book: Games, Word Problems, Math Maturity

David Moursund and Robert Albrecht are pleased to announce that their co-authored math education book described below is now available free on the Web. Please help us disseminate this information.

Moursund, D. & Albrecht, R. (2011). Using Math Games and Word Problems to Increase the Math Maturity of K-8 Students. Eugene, OR: Information Age Education. Available at http://i-a-e.org/downloads/doc_download/210-using-math-games-and-word-problems-to-increase-the-math-maturity-of-k-8-students.html.

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Free Math Tutoring Book by Moursund and Albrecht

 

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