Watch as a panel of experts from diverse fields discusses the wide-ranging implications of math achievement in the United States. Following the panel, see the formal launch of Math Techbook™, the latest in breakthrough digital textbooks from Discovery Education.
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Math Techbook is a breakthrough digital textbook that will change the way students and teachers experience math. Using an inquiry-based approach, Math Techbook supports any device, anywhere, anytime in any secondary instructional setting.
Watch this video and see how Discovery Education Math Techbook engages students with real world problems worth solving:
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Teaching and Assessing Math in a Digital World
Teaching and Assessing Common Core Math in a Digital World
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A visual interpretation of Math Education in the U.S.
An interview with Director of Mathematics, Patrick Vennebush, plus an overview of Math Techbook
Suggestions for integrating assessments into mathematics instruction and learning.
Illinois School System Implements New Digital Math Textbooks
Meeting the Mathematics Needs of 21st Century Students with Math Techbook
7-Ways to Prime Professional Development in Math
What Does It Mean To Experience Math?
The best lessons that I remember from my own math learning were the ones that involved interactivity with hands on tools and tasks that connected to real life. Read more.
Watch this video for a look at Math Techbook inside of a middle-school classroom, in Wicomico County Public Schools (MD):
We gave educators a sneak peek of Discovery Education Math Techbook and this is what they had to say:
"It exceeds what I imagined! It's important for my students to be able to work at their own pace and ability and Math Techbook does this."
"The sequence supports understanding by reviewing, allowing practice, and challenging the students. The manner in which the concepts are presented create interest and I can't wait to present this to my students."
"I really like how it begins with something visual and leads students into concepts with an inquiry oriented approach."
"We can't keep teaching math the same way and expect different results. We need to put students at the center of their learning and ensure that they truly understand math concepts. And we need to show them that math is relevant and important in their lives. Math Techbook does this."
"Math Techbook is going to be a real game-changer. My students were instantly engaged and that was pretty special to see. The problems they solved were relevant and meaningful to them and presented in a way that only Discovery Education can do."
Dean and Math Department Chair
Santa Rosa County, Florida
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Dale Fulton, Chief Academic Officer
Dale started his career as a classroom teacher and later served as a curriculum supervisor, director of high school instruction, and associate superintendent of curriculum and instruction in the largest school district in Maryland.
Patrick Vennebush, Director of Mathematics
Patrick began his career as a middle and high school mathematics teacherin Pennsylvania. He served as associated director for PBS TeacherLine, Online Projects Manager for NCTM Illuminations, and Chair of MathCounts Question Writing Committee.
William McDonald, Vice President of Techbook Curriculum
Bill taught elementary and middle school science, mathematics, and technology. He served as the elementary science supervisor, director of elementary instruction, and K-12 director of curriculum development for the largest school district in Maryland.
Peg Hartwig, Content Specialist
Peg was a classroom teacher in Wisconsin, spending more than 20 years years teaching middle and high school mathematics. She also developed curriculum for high school mathematics and developed and led professional development initiatives.
Marjan Hong, Content Specialist
Marjan taught high school mathematics in both Utah and North Carolina and served as department chair. She also developed curriculum and assessments for secondary math and conducted professional development in the U.S. and Thailand.