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Project | Algebra: A Challenge at the Crossroads of Policy and Practice
This project is reviewing and analyzing policy documents and studies related to Algebra I learning and teaching, in order to (1) gain a better understanding of algebra education in the United States; and (2) conduct an accounting of research questions that have and have not been taken up by policy documents to date. The results are to be disseminated to both the mathematics education research...
Posted: Tuesday, June 01
Project | Workshop on Assessment of 21st Century Skills
This project will hold a two-day workshop on assessing 21st century skills building on two previous workshops. The previous workshops expressed the need for assessments that can measure the attainment of 21st century skills. This workshop is to describe research on assessment of 21st century skills to inform policies and practices.
Posted: Tuesday, June 01
Project | CAREER: Exploring the Role of Variability as an Organizing Concept for the Teaching and Learning of Statistical Reasoning in Middle School
This CAREER project explores interrelated research questions: (1) What understandings of variability can provide conceptual support for the scheme of ideas that underlie statistical inference--making claims about a population on the basis of samples? (2) What conceptions about variability do students bring to study of data analysis and statistical reasoning in middle grades? (3) How can...
Posted: Tuesday, June 01
Project | CAREER: Teaching and Learning Social Science Inquiry and Spatial Reasoning with GIS
This research project aims to explore and understand how geographic information systems (GIS) can be used to promote and teach spatial thinking and social science inquiry skills. It addresses the research question: What are effective teaching practices using GIS to teach spatial thinking and social science inquiry in middle-school and undergraduate classrooms? This program will study the...
Posted: Tuesday, June 01
Project | CAREER: Teaching Practices That Support Fraction-Based Algorithmic Thinking
The research and educational activities of this project focus on advancing the field in the area of fraction operation algorithm development. The goal of this research is to identify core mathematical teaching practices that engage and support students in algorithmic thinking associated with fraction operations. The educational product of this work will be written educational materials that can...
Posted: Tuesday, June 01
Organization | University of Toledo (UT)
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Project | CAREER: Changing the Landscape: Towards the Development of a Physics Identity in High School
This project will contribute to the understanding of how high school physics can have a positive impact on students' self-perceptions, impacting important educational outcomes in this subject matter. Its focus is on the development of a positive physics identity (self-perceptions with respect to physics in terms of competence, performance, interest, and recognition by others) among high school...
Posted: Tuesday, June 01
Project | CAREER: Supporting Students' Proof Practices Through Quantitative Reasoning in Algebra
The aim of this project is to explore the hypothesis that a curricular focus on quantitative reasoning in middle grades mathematics can enhance development of student skill and understanding about mathematical proof. The project is addressing that hypothesis through a series of studies that include small group teaching experiments with students, professional development work with teachers, and...
Posted: Tuesday, June 01
Project | CAREER: Creating Effective, Sustainable Inquiry-Based Instruction in Middle School Science Classrooms
The goal of this project is to improve the quality of middle school science in a select number of schools and to gain insight into effective science professional development practice more generally. The project will focus on the following objectives: (1) increasing the quantity and quality of inquiry-based instruction; (2) facilitating the development and implementation of inquiry-based...
Posted: Tuesday, June 01
Project | Engaging Secondary Students and Teachers Through a Proficiency-Based Assessment and Reassessment of Learning Outcomes (PARLO) System in Mathematics
This project is researching the efficacy of a learning and assessment system that emphasizes students' attaining proficiency or better on a limited set of high value learning objectives in Algebra.
Posted: Tuesday, June 01
Posted: Tuesday, June 01
Project | U.S. National Commission for Mathematics Instruction -- A Conference Grant
This project will include activities such as workshops, conferences and symposia designed to further develop the field of mathematics instruction both nationally and internationally. Specifically, the grant will support (1) a workshop on Chinese and U.S. teacher preparation; (2) a workshop on international comparative assessments in mathematics; and (3) a workshop on challenges in non-university...
Posted: Tuesday, June 01
Project | The Bio-Math Connection
This project will develop 15 modules for high school students that connect biology, computation, and mathematics with corresponding teacher materials and professional development activities. The modules will draw on an approach to biological phenomena as involving information processing, in three illustrative areas conducive to learning at the high school level: Bioinformatics and Computational...
Posted: Tuesday, June 01
Project | How Do Induction and Continuing Professional Development Affect Beginning Middle School Math Teachers' Instruction and Student Achievement?
This project will study the impact and effect of the use of induction for first year middle grades mathematics teachers in three districts in Tennessee and Kentucky, including rural and urban settings. The purpose of this project is to study the links of components of induction to improved instruction and student achievement.
Posted: Tuesday, June 01
Project | Mathematics for Teaching: A Problem-based Resource for Teachers
This project will produce, publish and disseminate a strong mathematics content curriculum for in-service secondary mathematics teachers and prepare a group of specialized teacher-leaders to deliver this curriculum across the country. Important components of this project are that expert teachers will ensure that the mathematics is relevant to the professional lives of secondary teachers and...
Posted: Tuesday, June 01
Posted: Tuesday, June 01
Project | NCLT: A Center to Develop Nanoscale Science and Engineering Educators with Leadership Capabilities
The Nanoscale Science and Engineering Education (NSEE) Center for Learning and Teaching (NCLT) would focus on the research and development of nano-science instructional resources for grades 7-16, related professional development opportunities for 7-12 teachers, and programs infused with nano-science content for education doctoral students.
Posted: Tuesday, June 01
Presentation | TED TALK -- Dan Meyer: Math class needs a makeover
Today's math curriculum is teaching students to expect -- and excel at -- paint-by-numbers classwork, robbing kids of a skill more important than solving problems: formulating them. At TEDxNYED, Dan Meyer shows classroom-tested math exercises that prompt students to stop and think.
Posted: Thursday, May 27
Publication | NSFResources.org
K-12 Resources for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education A website collection of resources and findings generated through educational research and development projects funded in part by the National Science Foundation can help inform states and school systems that are developing strategies for improving K-12 STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education.
Posted: Thursday, May 27
Wiki | Continuing Brainstorm for website and other
Ideas for CADRE website      Content NSF resources.org (add to resources) Graduate stories (ask Jere) Create competition (maybe for Fellows, use competition to create something for site or create traffic for site) Add chartporn as a resource tool (I looked at this and think that we should wait to see how it fits into a PI Meeting "Making Your Poster" kind of subgroup of info and activities.)...
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