This page is for news articles and research about math. To keep up with what's going on with math nationally, check back often. We will post everything from common math standards to debates on ability-grouping. Please if you come across something you think parents and teachers would find valuable.

**Discussions about Algebra for 8th graders**

Why Algebra Matters - April 2009, STEM-ology

8th Grade Algebra: Finding a Formula for Success - June 2006, by Lisa Fratt

Re-Calculating the Algebra Rush - September 2008, The Washington Post

Algebra for all 8th Graders: Dropout Cure? - July 2008, Living in Dialogue

**Ability Grouping in Math**

Is Ability Grouping the Way to Go or should it Go Away? - © 2006 Education World

NMSA Research Summary-Heterogenous Grouping - February 200

**Closing the Achievement Gap**

Middle-School Math Classes Are Key To Closing Racial Academic Achievement Gap - ScienceDaily (Apr. 22, 2009)

**Discussions About Standards**

www.corestandards.org - Common Core Standards Initiative

**Four Day School Week?**

Yahoo article 6/4/2010 - Discusses district who have done this with varied results.

**Technology in the Middle School Classroom**

EXCEL-lent Middle School Math Lessons **-** Article by Leslie Bulion, Copyright © 2001 Education World

Middle School Math and the Calculator - by Dr. Louise Johnson 2001