What Education Research Related to Calculus Derivatives and Integrals Implies for Chemistry Instruction and Learning.

What Education Research Related to Calculus Derivatives and Integrals Implies for Chemistry Instruction and Learning.

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Steven Jones recently published a book chapter titled “What education research related to calculus derivatives and integrals implies for chemistry instruction and learning.” Steven has answered a few questions about this chapter below:  Who would you say is the target audience for this chapter? The primary target audience is chemistry teachers and chemistry education researchers, though it also contains relevant information for science education teachers/researchers in general What is the big problem you hoped to address with this chapter? Undergraduate mathematics and science educators have clearly documented a gap between the mathematics students learn in their math classes versus how that same mathematics is used in science or engineering fields. There is a major push to understand the reasons for the divide and what can be done to help bridge…
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Outstanding Student Award

Outstanding Student Award

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Congratulations to Haley Barton and Diantha Lemon! They were the recipients of the Outstanding Student Award for Fall Semester 2020. They will be doing their student teaching this semester and graduating in December 2020.
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Keith Leatham New Department Chair

Keith Leatham New Department Chair

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Keith R. Leatham has been appointed as the new chair of the mathematics education department. Keith is replacing Blake E. Peterson who served as chair for six years. Dawn Teuscher will continue to serve as the associate chair. Click here for more information.
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Discontinuity in Enacted Scope and Sequence of Middle Grades Mathematics Content

Discontinuity in Enacted Scope and Sequence of Middle Grades Mathematics Content

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Dawn Teuscher recently published an article with some colleagues. The article was titled "Discontinuity in Enacted Scope and Sequence of Middle Grades Mathematics Content" in the Journal of Mathematics Education Leadership. Dawn has answered a few questions about this article below: Who were your co-authors on this article? Lisa Kasmer, Travis Olson, and Shannon Dingman Who would you say is the target audience for this article? State and district mathematics leaders What is the big problem you hoped to address with this article? The purpose of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics was to assist states in teaching similar content across states. With the intention of students learning similar content regardless of the state they lived in. However, what we found is that although students may be learning similar…
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Clarifiable Ambiguity in Classroom Mathematics Discourse

Clarifiable Ambiguity in Classroom Mathematics Discourse

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Blake Peterson, Keith Leatham and a former graduate student Lindsay Merrill along with other colleagues recently published an article titled "Clarifiable Ambiguity in Classroom Mathematics Discourse" in the journal Investigations in Mathematics Learning. Blake has answered a few questions about this article below: Who were your co-authors on this article? Keith Leatham, Lindsay Merrill, Laura Van Zoest, and Shari Stockero Who would you say is the target audience for this article? Both researchers and teachers. What is the big problem you hoped to address with this article? There are a lot of ways that communication can break down in a mathematics classroom. Are there ways that teachers can avoid or overcome such break downs? What are some of the key ideas in the article? In our verbal communication we tend…
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Designing, Conducting, and Publishing Quality Research in Mathematics Education

Designing, Conducting, and Publishing Quality Research in Mathematics Education

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Keith Leatham is the editor of Designing, Conducting, and Publishing Quality Research in Mathematics Education. Who would you say is the target audience for your book? The target audience for the book is novice mathematics education researchers--graduate students and new faculty members. What is the big problem you hoped to address with this book? Many novice researchers wish there were more resources to help induct them into the nuts and bolts of designing, conducting, and publishing quality research. This book was written to fill that void for novice mathematics education researchers. Each author considered the following prompt with regard to their chapter: "Imagine you were meeting with a mathematics education graduate student or assistant professor and they were struggling with an issue related to designing, conducting, or publishing quality research…
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