Congratulations Dawn Teuscher on NSF Grant!

Congratulations Dawn Teuscher on NSF Grant!

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Dawn Teuscher has received a National Science Foundation grant to investigate middle school teachers use of mathematics curriculum along with three associates from UNLV, University of Arkansas, and Grand Valley State University.  Together they were awarded over $1M for this three-year study that will include teachers from four states.
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At the Core of Common Core

At the Core of Common Core

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Through papers and practice exercises, mathematics education professor Dawn Teuscher works to ease the transition for grade-school math teachers into the new government-issued curriculum requirements.  Since Common Core—a set of academic standards to unify the K-12 curriculum nationwide—was first introduced in 2010, it has been met with strong opinions and arguments about its worth. Common Core was created to ensure that students are taught the same mathematical concepts in the same grade levels in every state. One goal of Common Core is to help students not fall behind or get ahead if they ever have to change schools. Teuscher has taken part in researching Common Core, and together with her colleagues she published a paper in January 2015, titled, “Common Core State Standards in the Middle Grades: What’s New in the Geometry Domain and How Can Teachers Support Student Learning?”  “It’s very politically charged,” Teuscher said. “[This research] is providing a thorough…
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