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enhttp://wunc.org/feeds/term/3706/rss.xmlDPI Wants To Keep New High School Math Sequence
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<p>The North Carolina Department of Instruction wants the state to maintain the new high school math sequence that some teachers and parents dislike.</p><p>DPI's proposed revisions to the state's academic standards would keep integrated math in place, but would revise many of the standards for clarity and move some standards into different grades.Thu, 05 May 2016 11:14:06 +0000Jess Clark77881 at http://wunc.orgDPI Wants To Keep New High School Math SequenceNC Commission Wants Big Changes To Common Core
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<p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>A state commission reviewing the Common Core standards is proposing major changes to the Math and English goals.</p><p>The 11-member group presented draft recommendations on Monday that call for a restructuring of high school math, a stronger emphasis on writing and, overall, clearer goals that are more “developmentally appropriate.” Tue, 18 Aug 2015 11:31:59 +0000Reema Khrais61388 at http://wunc.orgNC Commission Wants Big Changes To Common CoreDuke Mathematicians Investigate 2012 Election Results In North Carolina
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<p></p><p>Back in 2012, more North Carolinians voted for Democrats than Republicans in North Carolina’s Congressional elections. But Republicans ended up winning nine out of the state’s 13 seats that year. Those numbers piqued the interest of researchers at Duke, who decided to seek a mathematical explanation for the discrepancy. They recently published <a href="http://arxiv.org/abs/1410.8796">a study</a> with their results.</p><p></p><p></p>Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:46:14 +0000Jessica Jones45805 at http://wunc.orgDuke Mathematicians Investigate 2012 Election Results In North CarolinaNC Commission Begins Review Of Common Core Standards
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<p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A state commission reviewing the Common Core academic standards for public school students met for the first time on Monday.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The politically-appointed commission has until December 2015 to look over the English and Math standards, and possibly make recommendations to the NC State Board of Education. </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span></p>Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:38:06 +0000Reema Khrais42653 at http://wunc.orgNC Commission Begins Review Of Common Core Standards Governor McCrory Signs Bill To Rework Common Core
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<p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Governor Pat McCrory has signed a bill designed to review and potentially replace the Common Core academic standards.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">McCrory referred to the bill as a “Common Core review bill,” despite lawmakers who say that the legislation will work to replace the standards.</span></p>Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:45:22 +0000Reema Khrais39439 at http://wunc.orgGovernor McCrory Signs Bill To Rework Common Core Roundtable Examines Issues Of the Week
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<p><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size: 10pt;">On this week’s roundtable, a jazz great, a leading string theory mathematician and an accomplished writer share their diverse perspectives on the latest headlines. They’ll discuss a range of issues from the latest Middle East update to the challenges facing minorities in higher education. </span></font></p><p>Fri, 13 Sep 2013 16:19:38 +0000Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio22458 at http://wunc.orgRoundtable Examines Issues Of the WeekDuke Study Finds Improving 'Guesstimating' Can Sharpen Math Skills
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<p>You may not have heard of it, but it's a skill you probably use everyday, like when choosing the shortest line at the grocery store or the toll booth with the fewest number of cars. Approximate number math, or 'guesstimating,' is the ability to instinctively estimate quantities without counting. Researchers at Duke University set out to discover whether practicing this ability would improve symbolic math skills, like addition and subtraction.</p>Fri, 09 Aug 2013 18:00:00 +0000Avery Kleinman20418 at http://wunc.orgDuke Study Finds Improving 'Guesstimating' Can Sharpen Math Skills