math education

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Michigan State University will roll out a new introductory math sequence this fall.

In the past, students who needed extra review before jumping into college-level math courses could take the university's online remedial math class, MTH 1825. The course did not count towards an undergraduate degree and had high failure rates.

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A new Michigan State University study finds pre-school teachers need better training in science and math.

Researchers studied 67 Head Start classrooms for children between three and five years old. They found pre-school teachers focused primarily on literacy.

The MSU researchers say 99% of preschool teachers engaged in literacy instruction three to four times a week. However, they found teachers spent less time on math (75%) and far less on science (42%).