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Students frustrated by word problems

How to Help Students Who Struggle with Word Problems

“They know the math. They’re just can’t do the word problems. It’s their reading comprehension.” Ms. Hartwell was explaining why her students had struggled on the state tests. She knew her students, and had done ample assessment. She was sure their difficulties were a literacy issue. “I don’t understand why they make the reading so …

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Equity in Education: Is Student-Centered Learning Only for the Affluent?

Who wouldn’t like the idea of student-centered learning? The very name captures everything that education is supposed to be: an experience designed around students. While few would argue against student-centered learning, educators still have a long way to go in designing a system that matches student needs and interests. A common objection to designing student-centered …

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