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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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Japanese Visitors

Japanese Visitors

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Professors Hiro Ninomiya from Saitama University, Kazuhiko Souma from Hokkaido University of Education, Susumu Kunimune from Shizuoka University and Yosuke Morooka, a graduate student from Saitama University, all visited BYU March 2013 to analyze mathematics instruction in both Utah and Japan. Please click here for more information.  
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NSF Grant Awarded

NSF Grant Awarded

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Keith Leatham and Blake Peterson along with their colleagues Laura Van Zoest from Western Michigan University and Shari Stockero from Michigan Technological University have been awarded a 4 year NSF grant entitled Leveraging MOSTs: Developing a Theory of Productive Use of Student Mathematical Thinking. In their experience working with preservice and novice teachers, these researchers have seen many "teachable moments" go unnoticed and unused by these novice teachers.One main goal of this grant is to carefully define a teachable moment which these researchers are calling a MOST (Mathematically significant pedagogical Opening to use Student Thinking). They will then identify ways to teach teachers how to recognize these MOSTs and effectively use them to help advance the student understanding of mathematics in the classroom. To do this they will be gathering…
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UCTM Honors Jackie Voyles

UCTM Honors Jackie Voyles

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Utah Council of Teachers of Mathematics has chosen Jackie Voyles as this year's recipient of the Don Clark Award for a lifetime of achievement and excellence in mathematics education. Jacqueline Taylor Voyles started her teaching in Pocatello, Idaho in the year 1966. The following year she was part of the founding faculty for Springville Middle School. Jackie later finished a master’s degree in Mathematics Education and assisted in the development of the Math Lab at BYU. As a faculty member at BYU Jackie has touched the lives of many future teachers. She has also had opportunity to serve as an assistant editor for the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education. Jackie summarized much of her career in the following way, “it seems that during each piece of the journey of…
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MA Graduate Sharon Christensen Finalist for Presidental Award

MA Graduate Sharon Christensen Finalist for Presidental Award

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Sharon Christensen, a graduate from the masters program in the Mathematics Education Department, is currently a teacher at Mountain Ridge Junior High in Highland, Utah. She has been selected as a finalist for the Presidential Award. This is the highest honor for math and science educators grades kindergarten through 12. To read more about this honor go to http://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/education/article_97362511-845a-5b14-9fe5-99e059181692.html
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Frontiers Spring 2011

Frontiers Spring 2011

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Dani Mendel is featured on the back cover of the Spring 2011 Frontiers Issue regarding the importance of giving and helping to support BYU students through scholarships. Help students take full advantage of their BYU education. Add your gift online at give.byu.edu/cmps Check out the Spring 2011 Issue of Frontiers online at http://cpms.byu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/frontiers-magazine_interactive.pdf
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