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Get a first look at newly-funded innovative research projects. Dive deep into STEM education topics. Read interviews of past and present staff members from the TERC history project. You can do all this and more by reading TERC’s NEW monthly blog!

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Extended Reality (XR) for Education

Extended Reality (XR) for Education

Augmented Reality. Virtual Reality. Mixed Reality.

XR = Extended Reality, which includes:

  1. Augmented Reality (AR): Real World + Digital Components
  2. Mixed Reality (MR): Real World + Digital Components + Interactions
  3. Virtual Reality (VR): In a
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Innovate to Mitigate

Innovate to Mitigate

Combatting Climate Change One Project Idea at a Time

The ecosystem of formal STEM education has always included activities such as science competitions and science fairs. Their special purpose is to provide students with opportunities to

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The LEAP Forward: Algebra in the Early Grades

The LEAP Forward: Algebra in the Early Grades

An Interview with Maria Blanton

In conjunction with researchers at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, TERC has developed LEAP, Learning through an Early Algebra Progression. We were able to sit down with

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What is Computational Thinking?

What is Computational Thinking?

Teachers’ Understandings of Computational Thinking

Computational thinking is a hot topic in education. The idea of computational thinking in education can be traced back to the work of Papert in 1980, with the term most often associated with Wing

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Broadening Participation in STEM Education

Broadening Participation in STEM Education

The TERC Scholars Program

Diversifying the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce is a unique challenge that begins with who and how we educate in STEM. It requires both acknowledging the past, to unravel systemic

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2020 STEM for All Video Showcase

2020 STEM for All Video Showcase

TERC Hosts 6th Annual STEM for All Video Showcase: May 5-12, 2020

Over 150 projects funded by NSF and other federal agencies will showcase three-minute videos of their innovative work related to STEM teaching and learning in formal and informal

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Free STEM Education Resources

Free STEM Education Resources

We understand that with schools closed children are home and in need of ways to keep their minds engaged. Below is a collection of free TERC resources to help educators, parents, students, and others cope with school closings and quarantines.

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TERC's New Look, Looks Forward

TERC's New Look, Looks Forward

As TERC continues to grow, we want our brand to reflect what we believe in and why we exist. We’re excited to share these brand updates and explain why we made them.

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Storytelling Math

Storytelling Math

Picture books as a vehicle for expanding views of math and who can do it.

Think of a math picture book for ages 0–5. What comes to mind?If you’re like most adults, you think of books about counting or shapes. The books that come to mind are

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Head Start on Engineering

Head Start on Engineering

Supporting Engineering Interest Development in Early Childhood for Low-Income Families

In the United States, there are large and persistent disparities across communities in the available opportunities for children and their families to access

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