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Future@Now presents

A New Math Experience

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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Program Overview and Archives


For decades, math education has been a lightning rod for controversy. As educators, experts, and policymakers have debated the "right" way to teach mathematics, American students continue to lag further behind their international peers and superintendents and Boards of Education continue to search for solutions. The most recent NAEP scores show that only one-quarter of U.S. high school seniors are performing solidly in math. Greater numbers of students are leaving high school unprepared for college level math and greater numbers of U.S. workers do not have the math skills to fill the jobs of the future.

We could very well be at a tipping point and it is time that we start to influence this negative math narrative.

Archived Segments

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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM | Panel: Math: What Does it Mean to Win?

Hosted by:
Hall Davidson
, Senior Director of Global Learning Initiatives, Discovery Education | Watch Now

Special Guest Speaker:
Tom Perez, U.S. Secretary of Labor | Watch Now

Math: What Does it Mean to Win?
A discussion about the wide-ranging implications of math achievement in the United States. | Watch Now

Aaron Gilchrist, NBC4 Today Anchor, NBC Washington

Dr. Mark Edwards, Superintendent, Mooresville Graded School District (NC)
Dr. Francis "Skip" Fennell, Professor of Education, McDaniel College
Danica McKellar, Actress and Best-Selling Author
Michele Weslander-Quaid, Chief Innovation Evangelist, Google
Portia Wu, Assistant Secretary of Employment and Training Administration, United States Department of Labor

2:30 PM - 3:05 PM | Live Unveiling of Math Techbook™

Kelli Campbell, Senior Vice President, Discovery Education | Watch Now
Bill Goodwyn, President and CEO, Discovery Education | Watch Now

3:10 - 3:30 PM | Math Techbook in the Classroom and Closing Remarks

Let us transport you inside a classroom in Wicomico County Public Schools (MD) for a look at how Math Techbook is changing the way teachers teach and students learn math. Watch Techbook's "Discover, Practice, Apply" instructional method in action and how students respond to problems worth solving. | Watch Now

Closing Remarks:
Scott Kinney
, Senior Vice President, Discovery Education | Watch Now

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Featured Panelists and Guest Speakers

Dr. Mark Edwards

Dr. Mark Edwards

Mooresville Graded School District (NC)

Dr. Francis

Dr. Francis "Skip" Fennell

Professor of Education
McDaniel College

Portia Wu

Portia Wu

Assistant Secretary of Employment and Training Administration
U.S. Department of Labor

Michele Weslander-Quaid

Michele Weslander-Quaid

Chief Innovation Evangelist

Aaron Gilchrist

Aaron Gilchrist

NBC4 Today Anchor
NBC Washington

Danica McKellar

Danica McKellar

Actress and Best-Selling Author

Tom Perez

Tom Perez

U.S. Secretary of Labor

Introducing Discovery Education Math Techbook™

Teaching Math Starts with a Connection

Teachers who engage students with real world math set the stage for deeper and lasting understanding. Math Techbook, a new breakthrough digital textbook, provides teachers with digital instructional strategies and problems that motivate and excite students with diverse learning styles.

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What educators are saying

"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."

Jeff Baugus
Dean and Math Department Chair
Santa Rosa County, Florida

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