Utah Finalists for Presidential Teaching Award

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching




Eight Utah teachers have been selected as Utah State finalists for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Megan Black (Granite), Benjamin Gowans (Nebo), Karre Nevarez (Alpine), Britnie Powell (Salt Lake City), Jalyn Kelley (Logan City), April Leder (Alpine), Marsha Newman (J.E. Cosgriff Memorial School), and Renee Wakamatsu (Alpine), were selected as part of a rigorous application process to receive this honor. . . . → Read More

Strategies for Addition and Subtraction

David Smith




Here is the latest blog from Utah State Office of Education’s David Smith, elementary math specialist. . . . → Read More

Utah and the NAEP-TIMMS Linking Study

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On Thursday, Oct. 24, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) released a new study that links 8th grade NAEP math and science scores with the international math and science assessment known as Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMMS). . . . → Read More

Access the Special Ed. Essential Elements

Utah Special Education Advisory Panel (USEAP) seeks public input




Attention Special Education Teachers: Did you know … the Essential Elements (EE) have been out since September 2012? Teachers of students with significant cognitive disabilities should be using them to link the age-appropriate grade level academic standard to their Individualized Education Plans (IEPs). . . . → Read More

Helping with Math Homework

Education News Roundup_"Studying Math" by scui3asteveo/CC/flickr




Here are some tips for parents from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics’s publication on “Teaching Children Mathematics” via Marshall Memo 484. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 28, 2013

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In today’s ENR: Senate OKs parental sex ed bill. Trib looks at Sen. Osmond’s new funding equalization bill. ACT for all Utah students? atalie Gochnour, Salt Lake Chamber executive vice president and chief economist, discusses STEM. How much time do teachers spend on math and science instruction? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Feb. 28. . . . → Read More

Making Math Add up for HS Students

What is mathematics?_Diana Suddreth_Utah State Office of Education




Although struggling in mathematics is not a new phenomenon, many schools are looking at new ways of supporting students that will prevent the need to repeat classes. With support, all students can learn the mathematics of the new Utah Core, but the experience may not be exactly the same for everyone. . . . → Read More

Presidential Math and Science Teaching Award Finalists Announced Today

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching




The Utah State Office of Education announced today the five finalists for the 2012 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). These finalists are now in the running for the highest recognition that a K-12 mathematics or science teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States. . . . → Read More

Restoring MESA Funding State Board Priority

MESA Utah Video_"What is MESA Utah?"




In 2010, the Utah Legislature cut an $8 million line item in the public education budget that funds programs for at-risk students. This line item included funding for MESA Utah. MESA stands for Math Engineering Science Achievement. The purpose of MESA is to increase the number of under-served ethnic minority and female students who pursue coursework, advanced study and careers in the fields of mathematics, engineering and science. . . . → Read More