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.
Congratulations to Natalie Moeller for being awarded the Outstanding Mathematics Education Student for Fall Semester 2016. We wish you the best as you finish up student teaching and begin working as a mathematics educator.
Congratulations to Dana Steinhorst for being awarded the Outstanding Mathematics Education Student for Winter Semester 2016. We wish you the best as you finish up student teaching and begin working as a mathematics educator.
Mathematics Education Professors at BYU are collaborating with researchers from two other universities to improve how math teachers facilitate student thinking in the classroom. Please click here for more information.
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…
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.