Bethany Maxfield, Teacher for Tomorrow Award

Bethany Maxfield, Teacher for Tomorrow Award

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Bethany Maxfield, an August 2014 graduate, was awarded the Teacher for Tomorrow award from the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD). This award is given each year by the Utah Chapter to an outstanding recent graduate in education.  Bethany graduated summa cum laude and has been involved in curriculum design and professional development of teachers with Dr. Sterling Hilton and Scott Hendrickson.  She is currently teaching mathematics at Timpanogos High School.  Congratulations Bethany!!
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Keith Leatham podcast

Keith Leatham podcast

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Click here to hear Keith Leatham discusses the article, "The case of the Case of Benny: Elucidating the influence of a landmark study in mathematics education," published in the Journal of Mathematical Behavior, Volume 35. (Co-author: Tyler Winiecke)
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Graduate Student Presenting at AMTE

Graduate Student Presenting at AMTE

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At AMTE we reported the results of a study on the alignment of curriculum materials to learning standards.  Specifically, we chose two popular textbook series to examine how well they align with ratio and proportion learning standards from the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics in grades 6-8.  Although both textbooks advertise alignment with these learning standards, our results indicate shortcomings in terms of opportunities in the text for students to do the mathematical work expected of them.  For example, in 6th grade students are expected to use a constant multiple to relate two quantities, but by our analysis it is rare for these textbooks to encourage this strategy. These results are important for a variety of individuals with interest in mathematics education.  Curriculum developers might find ways to provide…
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Dr. Corey & Dr. Peterson in Japan

Dr. Corey & Dr. Peterson in Japan

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The overarching question Dr. Corey and Dr. Peterson are trying to answer is "What are the characteristics of high quality mathematics instruction?" When you look at the international performance on mathematics achievement tests, the US is in the middle of the pack and Japan is usually at the top. Thus they have been interested in what Japanese mathematics educators view as high quality mathematics instruction. Dr. Corey and Dr. Peterson have written a paper on some previous work along these lines by analyzing the conversations between Japanese cooperating teachers and student teachers. They identified some principles that these experienced teachers focused on as they worked with the student teachers. As an extension of that, they have worked with several Japanese mathematics education professors to further refine what they believe to…
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STEM Fair sponsored by MEA

STEM Fair sponsored by MEA

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  The Mathematics Education Association, the BYU student organization for students majoring in Mathematics Education organized and sponsored a Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Fair to show sixth, seventh, and eighth graders how much fun STEM fields can be for them now and in college. Please click here for more information.
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