Before and After Common Core: Transitions in Fluency

  The Common Core is one of the most fiercely debated topics in American education today. Because the United States’ education system lags behind many OECD countries in reading and math, the Common Core standards were introduced to redefine the requirements of fluency in math and language arts. Whatever controversies may have arisen since it [...]

By |2017-07-25T17:25:26+00:00July 11th, 2017|Swun Math, Teachers|0 Comments

Geometry in Everyday Life: Architecture

As a wide-ranging discipline with countless applications, math is inherently practical. Though there is no shortage of math in everyday life, one area that dominates our daily existence is geometry. After all, each day we encounter a wide range of geometric shapes, such as riding in cylindrical subways or rectangular buses, crossing rivers over arched [...]

By |2017-07-25T15:34:24+00:00May 4th, 2017|Geometry, Teachers|0 Comments

The Incredible Rise of Professional Learning Communities

Within education, professional learning communities (PLCs) are launched to foster collaborative learning among teachers and educators. Essentially a way to share tips, tactics, and best practices, PLCs are on the rise across the country. If schools are serious about improvement, they should consider creating a PLC. PLCs go far beyond meetings and assessments. These communities [...]

By |2017-07-25T15:30:41+00:00March 22nd, 2017|Swun Math, Teachers|0 Comments

The Gender Gap in STEM

When it comes to gender, it appears that the last generation has made huge strides in creating a more balanced workplace. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, from 1974 to 2014, the number of women in the workforce increased from 36 million to over 74 million. But numbers aren’t the whole story, as more [...]

By |2017-07-25T16:09:44+00:00February 23rd, 2017|Swun Math, Teachers|0 Comments