# Latest Propositional calculus Stories

WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) unveiled new research exploring parental attitudes toward math, parents' perceived math capabilities and the level of active engagement in math-related learning among 10-14 year olds across the United States, England and Singapore. Raytheon conducted this study as part of its continuous focus on education and the five year anniversary of the company's MathMovesUÃ‚® program, which is designed to...

By RHONDA BODFIELD CORRECTION RAN SEPTEMBER 5, 2008 A2 * "Scholarship that can truly add up," Saturday on B1, included the wrong value for the Stephen S. Willoughby scholarship award to recruit future mathematics teachers. It is for $4,000 per year, renewable at the end of each year, for a total of $16,000 for the winner's four-year college career. It's no secret that math teachers are in high demand. By some estimates, with the state now requiring four years of math in high school,...

From arithmetic to algebra and beyond, mathematics absorbs a huge amount of class time. Students are pushed to learn more math than ever - and sooner. How is math taught? Hands-on learning is popular. Why ask kids to multiply 6 by 3 with pencil and paper at their desks, teachers ask, when you can use three plates of six doughnuts each? Math programs run the gamut from more structured, textbook- driven lessons that stress computation to open-ended, exploratory curricula that urge students...

By Julie Hubbard, The Macon Telegraph, Ga. Aug. 6--High School freshmen aren't the only ones who will need to step up their math game this school year. So will their teachers. The state rolls out its more advanced high school math curriculum -- Math I, II, III and IV -- starting this school year. It begins with ninth-graders taking Math I, and next year as sophomores Math II, and so on. Using a similar model used in Japan and Singapore, Georgia's new integrated math will have...

By Beverly Carroll and Dave Flessner, Chattanooga Times/Free Press, Tenn. Jul. 10--At age 11, Jordan McGuffee already is a veteran space traveler, and this week she commanded her first mission to the moon -- at least in the simulated world at the UTC Challenger Center. Like many of her middle-school peers in the "Cosmic Space Quest" camps this summer, Jordan says she hopes someday to work in navigational systems for the real NASA. "This is my favorite camp, and I've loved coming here...

The statistics on mathematics education are staggering; 61% of American fourth graders and 68% of eighth graders scored at or below basic on the 2007 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Mathematics test. The recent Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMMS) data shows that American students ranked 14th of 24 participating countries, behind much smaller nations like Belgium and Singapore. It is clear that too many students lack the foundation of arithmetic...

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