Funexpected Math, a freeapp foriOS devices from Funexpected Ltd, embeds findings in educational neuroscience into digital logic games for children aged 3 to 7. The 11 games are situated across the landscapes of Japan, Egypt, and Greenland. Children tap, cut, slide, grab, and move animated onscreen objects to propel the story forward. For example, children learn counting by feeding a monkey with the correct amount of juicy berries gathered from various branches. They create algorithms for a ninja to climb through a skyscraper to meet his friend, Kitty. They recognize patterns and assemble figures from parts to continue a sequence of mysterious Egyptian deities. And they apply logic by catching a specific type of fish with a net and filling a fishpond with the haul. The difficulty level is adaptive and tailored to a child’s level of competence depending on correctly solved challenges. The app runs a subscription-based model of $3.99 monthly or $31.99 yearly.
The Regeneron Science Talent Search (Regeneron STS) is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science competition for high school seniors. The competition provides a forum for original research that is recognized and reviewed by a national jury of professional scientists.
For nearly 40 years, the National Science Foundation, on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, has honored STEM teachers nationwide for both their deep content knowledge and their ability to motivate students.
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the highest honors bestowed by the United States government for K–12 STEM educators in public, private, and charter schools. PAEMSTawardees, of which there are up to two per state and jurisdiction honored each year, receive a certificate signed by the President; a $10,000 award; a paid trip to Washington, DC; and access to a nationwide cadre of award-winning teachers.
The award alternates yearly between K–6 and 7–12 grades. In the academic year 2022–2023, members of the public can nominate a teacher at the 7–12 level. Teachers may also apply themselves. Nominations are due by January 9, 2023, and applications are due by February 6, 2023. Learn more at www.paemst.org.
Founded by a former math teacher and school leader, Black Girls Love Math (BGLM) uses a research-based approach to create an engaging, encouraging, and culturally conscious space for Black girls to explore and discover math.