Students need basic mathematics to fully participate in and contribute to society throughout their lives; however, many of them are not developing the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need. The National Science Foundation’s DRK-12 projects are developing, implementing, and/or studying resources, models, and technologies for teacher and student learning that have the potential to expand our understanding and address some of the most compelling issues we face when challenged to improve student achievement in mathematics. The combined work covers a range of audiences, topics, and research methodologies.
At the 2017 AERA Annual Meeting, DR K-12 awardees participated in the structured poster session "Advancing Mathematics Education Through the National Science Foundation's Discovery Research PreK–12 (DRK-12) Program." Chaired by CADRE PI, Catherine McCulloch, with NSF Program Director Margret Hjalmarson as the disscussant, this session shed light on the DRK-12 portfolio of transformative research in mathematics education. This spotlight showcases the work presented during the session.