Hot Topics in Middle School Math This page is for news articles and research about middle school math. To keep up with what's going on with math nationally, check back often. It is always fun and insightful to read about the different research and opinions around math curriculum and structures.
Discussions about Algebra for 8th graders
Should all 8th graders be Enrolled in Algebra?  July 2010, ©Mathforthemiddle.com
Why Algebra Matters  April 2009, STEMology
8th Grade Algebra: Finding a Formula for Success  June 2006, by Lisa Fratt
ReCalculating 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 SummaryHeterogenous Grouping  February 200
Closing the Achievement Gap
MiddleSchool 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
EXCELlent Middle School Math Lessons  Leslie Bulion, Copyright © 2001 Education World
Middle School Math and the Calculator  by Dr. Louise Johnson 2001
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