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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George Hart Visit

George Hart Visit

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Blake Peterson invited George Hart to visit BYU and work with his graduate class and give a colloquium to anyone interested.  Please visit this link for a more information.  Also you can go to georgehart.com for many more of his ideas.
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Deepening the Connection Between Science and Math

Deepening the Connection Between Science and Math

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Many science majors see math classes as a hoop they have to jump through. However, BYU Professor Steven Jones of the Department of Mathematics Education hopes to change that perception with his current research.  Please click the following link for more information. http://cpms.byu.edu/deepening-the-connection-between-science-and-math/
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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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