Math Anxiety Is Real

Math anxiety can be a big problem in all grades. It’s not just a dislike for the subject – it’s a real problem that blocks the brain’s working memory and starts running a cycle of math avoidance, low achievement, and fear. Research confirms that pressure of timed tests and risk of public embarrassment have long…

Five Things To Do at the Math NCTM Conference

Come join us for the NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) Annual Meeting and Exposition April 25-28, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Join thousands of your mathematics education peers at the premier math education event of the year! Network and exchange ideas, engage with innovation in the field, and discover new learning practices that will…

Cool Math Facts

The science of Math may be one of the more demanding subjects to learn, but it is also a world full of strange facts and discoveries. Here are some cool and amazing facts about Math complements of C. Bhaskar, Professor of Mathematics. Take a look and see if you recognize any of these truisms: Notches…

The Future of Math

What is the future of Math? How has it changed? How will it change in the future? Nasco asked Math’s Category Manager Dixie Weidman several pertinent questions about the evolution of Math and the challenges teachers face.  How has learning Math changed in the last 10-20 years? Learning and teaching math has changed dramatically and…

Rekenreks to the Rescue!

Teachers, Tutors, Home School Parents…Lend Me Your Rekenrek! The Rekenrek is a unique tool that allows children to develop number sense at their own pace.  The beads alternate from red to white every five beads, inviting students to think in groups of five and ten, helping build number relationships that lead to more advanced strategies….

Free Math Lesson Plans

Math can be a complicated subject. Even the best of students may get stuck trying to understand certain concepts. Nasco has downloadable Math Lesson Plans to help teachers work with students of all levels. Often created by teachers for teachers, these free PDF MathWorks Lesson Plans are engaging lesson plans for all grade levels that…