Affluent families are seeking extracurricular math coaching that engenders a love of math starting at an early age. This focus is increasing the number of very high math achievers, but does little for the student without the means.
Many math teachers struggle to develop their students' mathematical reasoning skills. Two teachers take on some of the trickiest subjects, providing an example of how to let students lead math solutions.
Teacher training programs can vary widely in preparing new teachers effectively, but the University of Michigan wants to set clear "high leverage teaching practices" and help educators get the skills they need.