In Recent News:
Spring Research Conference Winners
Congratulations to Anand Bernard and Alicia Heninger who were the winners for their presentations at the Spring Research Conference held on March 19, 2016. Anand’s presentation was on Middle School Teachers’ Curricular Decisions and Reasoning – For decades curriculum materials have been used as a means to reform the way that mathematics teaching and learning
Congratulations Dana Steinhorst!!!
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.
Leveraging MOSTs: Developing a Theory of Productive Use of Student Mathematical Thinking
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.
At the Core of Common Core
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
Problem-Solving Starts With Math
Department of Mathematics Education professor Amy Tanner works to push her students out of their comfort zone to become independent problem-solvers. Click here for more.
George Hart Visit
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.
Deepening the Connection Between Science and Math
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/
Blake Peterson receives national award – Excellence in Teaching in Mathematics Teacher Education
Blake Peterson has received The AMTE Excellence in Teaching in Mathematics Teacher Education Award. He will be recognized at the 2015 AMTE Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida in February 2015. Please click here for more information.
Bethany Maxfield, Teacher for Tomorrow Award
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
Blake Peterson receives Richard Roskelley Teaching and Learning Fellowship
Blake Peterson is Continuing a Legacy of Teaching and Learning, click to read more.