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Category Archives: Math Matters

Math Madness (in March)

03.03.2019

For anyone interested in getting more plugged into the cause around math, education, and/or opportunity, we are keeping math stats and event opportunities coming during the month of March.

Math Matters!

  • Did you know that math achievement at age 7 is predictive of socioeconomic status at age 42? (This is after controlling for IQ, academic motivation, and socioeconomic status at birth.) (Ritchie & Bates, Enduring Links From Childhood Mathematics and Reading Achievement to Adult Socioeconomic Status, 2013)
  • Surprise – not only do school-entry math
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2018 NC Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference

01.03.2019

By Sarah Cover and Kelsey Ripley

Sarah and I joined the Heart team as Program Managers this summer, and in October, we had the opportunity to join Cydney in attending the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference (NCCTM) in Greensboro, NC. We were joined by hundreds of other North Carolina math teachers, facilitators, and researchers. It was inspiring to be surrounded by so many other education professionals who are working to creatively and effectively address the challenges of math instruction. As a Heart … continue reading

COMMUNITY FEEDBACK REQUESTED BY NCDHHS – ADD MATH

11.19.2018

The NC Department of Health and Human Services released a draft statewide Early Childhood Action Plan and is asking for community feedback in writing by November 30th. The goal of the plan is to improve early childhood outcomes across NC for children ages 0 – 8. Ten high level goals range from improving housing and hunger to health and academics. While it is encouraging to see reading included in the plan, (goal #10 is stated as “Grade Level Reading: Young children across North … continue reading

Congratulations Heart Students and Tutors! 98% Meet Growth Goals

06.29.2018

As summer begins, we celebrate what was accomplished in the 2017/18 school year by hundreds of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) students who were part of Heart Math Tutoring.

  • 98% of 893 Heart students met program growth goals in math, growing in two or more building block concept areas.
  • On average, students doubled the goal – growing in 4.9 concept areas. The goals were set with guidance from math specialists at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and UNC Charlotte.
  • Students grew from mastering 26% to 59% of the skills needed
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2017 NAEP Scores

04.12.2018

This week, results from the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) became available. NAEP is administered every two years and serves as a common metric for states and selected urban districts. In 2017, Charlotte fourth grade math proficiency rates ranked second out of the selected urban districts and exceeded North Carolina and nation averages (below).

Overall, 46% of fourth graders in Charlotte are performing on grade level in math. For Economically Disadvantaged Students (EDS) however, 29% are on grade level. In 2017, fourth grade math proficiency … continue reading

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