Math

This spring, Florida students will take a brand new test tied to the state’s new math, reading and writing standards.

This is the test that replaces the FCAT. It's known as the Florida Standards Assessment, and it’ll be online.

What’s on the test won’t be the only thing different about the exam. Students will also find new types of questions.

Math is a language. And like any language, teachers need to help students translate the language into terms they understand.

“This idea is to learn a language you have to talk it... you have to engage in it,” says Algebra Project founder Bob Moses.

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Fifty years ago Bob Moses organized volunteers to register voters in Mississippi during the Freedom Summer.

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A new major federal science grant will give more Jacksonville University students a leg up in the fields of science, technology, math and engineering.

The National Science Foundation has just named Jacksonville University the newest recipient of a $625,000 grant--the largest grant JU has received from the federal science agency to date.

JU Biology Professor Lee Ann Clements, who chairs the university's the science and mathematics division, said the university received the news about a week ago.

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About half of Florida ninth graders failed the state's Algebra 1 exam in their first attempt last year.

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Lorlesha Bryant loves a challenge. That’s what got the Algebra I teacher into mathematics.

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Before he even entered high school, Joseph Frencl knew he wanted to teach math. The calling hit him in his 7th grade pre-algebra class.

Community college students are needlessly assigned to remedial math classes to learn lessons they won’t use during their studies, according to new research from a Washington, D.C. group.

And the study also found that many high school graduates are not learning subjects they will need to use in their careers.

The study was produced by the Washington, D.C.-based National Center on Education and the Economy and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.