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Resource | Understanding of the Properties of Operations: A Cross-Cultural Analysis
This study examines how sampled Chinese and U.S. third and fourth grade students (NChina=167,NUS=97) understand the commutative, associative, and distributive properties. These students took both pre- and post-tests conducted at the beginning and end of a school year. Comparisons between students’ pre- and post-tests within and across countries indicate different learning patterns. Overall,...
Posted: Wednesday, May 19
Resource | Teaching Early Algebra through Example-based Problem Solving: Insights from Chinese and U.S. Elementary Classrooms
Drawing on rich classroom observations of educators teaching in China and the U.S., this book details an innovative and effective approach to teaching algebra at the elementary level, namely, "teaching through example-based problem solving" (TEPS). Recognizing young children’s particular cognitive and developmental capabilities, this book powerfully argues for the importance of infusing algebraic...
Posted: Wednesday, May 19
Newsletter | May 2021 Newsletter
Dear Colleagues, This month we’re featuring DRK-12 CAREER awardees. The next deadline for CAREER proposal submissions is July 26. We encourage you to explore resources in our NSF Proposal Toolkit if you are considering submitting this year or in the future.   The 2021 DRK-12 PI Meeting is almost here! CADRE is busily working with the planning committee and DRK-12 awardees to finalize arrangements...
Posted: Tuesday, May 18
Project | Teaching Amidst Uncertainty: Developing Mathematics Teachers' Groupwork Monitoring Practices
This study addresses two open questions in mathematics education and teacher learning research related to groupwork monitoring. Using contemporary information visualization techniques and open-source tools, alongside a video-based coaching activity, teachers will a) analyze classroom video records featuring group math discussions and b) uncover and investigate their specific interactions with...
Posted: Monday, May 17
Project | Building a Flexible and Comprehensive Approach to Supporting Student Development of Whole Number Understanding
The purpose of this project is to develop and conduct initial studies of a multi-grade program targeting critical early math concepts. The project is designed to address equitable access to mathematics and STEM learning for all students, including those with or at-risk for learning disabilities and underrepresented groups.
Posted: Monday, May 17
Project | Learning about Viral Epidemics through Engagement with Different Types of Models
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for supporting student learning about viral outbreaks and other complex societal issues. Given the complexity of issues like viral outbreaks, engaging learners with different types of models (e.g., mechanistic, computational and system models) is critical. However, there is little research available regarding how learners coordinate sense making...
Posted: Monday, May 17
Project | Developing and Evaluating Assessments of Problem-Solving in Computer Adaptive Testing Environments (Collaborative Research: Bostic)
The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) problem-solving measures assess students’ problem-solving performance within the context of CCSSM math content and practices. This project expands the scope of the problem-solving measures use and score interpretation. The project work advances mathematical problem-solving assessments into computer adaptive testing. Computer adaptive testing...
Posted: Monday, May 17
Project | Developing and Evaluating Assessments of Problem-Solving in Computer Adaptive Testing Environments (Collaborative Research: Sondergeld)
The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) problem-solving measures assess students’ problem-solving performance within the context of CCSSM math content and practices. This project expands the scope of the problem-solving measures use and score interpretation. The project work advances mathematical problem-solving assessments into computer adaptive testing. Computer adaptive testing...
Posted: Monday, May 17
Project | Education and Experience: Do Teacher Qualifications in Career-Focused STEM Courses Make a Difference?
Using high school statewide longitudinal data from Maryland from 2012-2022, this study will first document who has taught STEM-CTE courses over this period. After exploring the teaching landscape, the study will then explore whether qualifications (i.e., education, credentials, teaching experience) of teachers in STEM-CTE high school courses were associated with their students’ success.
Posted: Monday, May 17
Project | Supporting Teacher Customizations of Curriculum Materials for Equitable Student Sensemaking in Secondary Science (Collaborative Researcher: Reiser)
This project is developing and researching customization tools to support teachers’ instructional shifts to achieve equitable sensemaking in middle school science classrooms. These tools will help teachers to better notice and leverage the ideas and experiences of non-dominant students to support all students in equitable sensemaking.
Posted: Monday, May 17
Project | Supporting Teacher Customizations of Curriculum Materials for Equitable Student Sensemaking in Secondary Science (Collaborative Researcher: McNeill)
This project is developing and researching customization tools to support teachers’ instructional shifts to achieve equitable sensemaking in middle school science classrooms. These tools will help teachers to better notice and leverage the ideas and experiences of non-dominant students to support all students in equitable sensemaking.
Posted: Monday, May 17
Project | Dimensions of Success: Transforming Quality Assessment in Middle School Science and Engineering
This project represents a new approach to quality assessment of K-12 science and engineering learning experiences. By updating and expanding the Dimensions of Success (DoS) observation tool initially established for informal science learning settings to middle school science and engineering classrooms (DoS-MSSE), the project will create and implement a sustainable and scalable system of support...
Posted: Monday, May 17
Organization | McLean Hospital
Posted: Monday, May 17
Resource | Migrating NSF Proposal Preparation and Submission from FastLane to Research.gov
NSF is taking proactive steps to incrementally move the preparation and submission of all proposals from FastLane to Research.gov. On May 12, 2021, representatives from NSF's Division of Information Systems presented an overview of the Research.gov Proposal Submission System and the latest enhancements, including a demo site to explore the system before working on proposals. The session included...
Posted: Wednesday, May 12
Survey | 2021 DRK-12 PI Meeting Fellows/Postdoc Poster Sign Up
Poster registration for the 2021 DRK-12 PI Meeting is closed.
Posted: Tuesday, May 11
Event | NSF CAREER Proposal Submission Logistics Webinar
Representatives from NSF's Division of Information Systems will provide system-related information to assist proposers to submit proposals in response to the NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program solicitation NSF 20-525 at a technical webinar on Wednesday, May 19 at 3:00 pm Eastern time. Please register in advance for this webinar: https://nsf.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/...
Posted: Friday, May 07
Announcement | NSF's Spring 2021 Virtual Grants Conference
Join the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the Spring 2021 NSF Virtual Grants Conference! This virtual conference will be broadcast live on Zoom during the week of June 7-11, 2021.  Registration is open! To register for this free event, visit our conference website. Note: You will need to register for each Zoom session. Also, please only register for one concurrent session per time block...
Posted: Wednesday, May 05
Event | Spring 2021 NSF Virtual Grants Conference
Join the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the Spring 2021 NSF Virtual Grants Conference! This virtual conference will be broadcast live on Zoom during the week of June 7-11, 2021.   Registration is open! To register for this free event, visit our conference website. Note: You will need to register for each Zoom session. Also, please only register for one concurrent session per time block....
Posted: Wednesday, May 05
Event | NSF Webinar on Understanding Diversity in STEM: WMPD Day
Learn more and register for this NSF webinar on Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering: 2021 (WMPD) at https://ncses.nsf.gov/wmpd/wmpd-day/
Posted: Wednesday, May 05
Event | NSF Webinar on Racial Equity in STEM Education Program
The Racial Equity in STEM Education Program Description Outreach Webinars will be at the following times:   Tues, May 4th, 6:00 PM ET Wed May 5th at 3:00 PM ET Fri May 7th at 11:00 AM ET Register in advance for a webinar at: https://nsf.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_rBm3QApbS5qy7AJoe0eeww After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the...
Posted: Thursday, April 29
Event | NSF Webinar on Racial Equity in STEM Education Program
The Racial Equity in STEM Education Program Description Outreach Webinars will be at the following times:   Tues, May 4th, 6:00 PM ET Wed May 5th at 3:00 PM ET Fri May 7th at 11:00 AM ET Register in advance for a webinar at: https://nsf.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_rBm3QApbS5qy7AJoe0eeww After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the...
Posted: Thursday, April 29
Event | NSF Webinar on Racial Equity in STEM Education Program
The Racial Equity in STEM Education Program Description Outreach Webinars will be at the following times:   Tues, May 4th, 6:00 PM ET Wed May 5th at 3:00 PM ET Fri May 7th at 11:00 AM ET Register in advance for a webinar at: https://nsf.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_rBm3QApbS5qy7AJoe0eeww After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar....
Posted: Thursday, April 29
Announcement | NSF Webinars on Racial Equity in STEM Education Program
The Racial Equity in STEM Education Program Description Outreach Webinars will be at the following times:   Tues, May 4th, 6:00 PM ET Wed May 5th at 3:00 PM ET Fri May 7th at 11:00 AM ET Register in advance for a webinar at: https://nsf.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_rBm3QApbS5qy7AJoe0eeww After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar....
Posted: Thursday, April 29
Page | 2021 DRK-12 PI Meeting Agenda Outline
All times listed below are in Eastern Time. Tentative Presession Schedule June 2 3:00–4:00 PM            PO Office Hours June 3 12:00–2:00 PM          Mock Proposal Review (Open to Invitees only)Break2:30–3:00 PM            Early Career Researcher and NSF Program Officer Meeting (Open to Invitees only) June 4 2:00–3:00 PM            New Awardee Orientation (Open to Invitees only) June 8 12:00–1:...
Posted: Wednesday, April 28
Project | Investigating the Role of Collaboration on the Development of Student Ideas Using a Learning Progression for the Function Concept
In this project, the team will address questions about how collaborative problem solving, learning progressions, and facilitation interact in the development of students’ mathematical learning. The work affords an opportunity to advance equitable access to high-quality education for all students by enhancing the quality of instruction for students lacking opportunities to learn key concepts of...
Posted: Tuesday, April 27
Project | Connecting Elementary Mathematics Teaching to Real-World Issues (Collaborative Research: Felton)
This project will engage students and teachers in rich, real-world math tasks; will support future teachers and mathematics educators in adapting, designing, and implementing similar tasks; and will provide a basis for further research on the most effective ways to design and implement real-world tasks in the mathematics classroom.
Posted: Tuesday, April 27
Organization | Ohio University
Posted: Tuesday, April 27
Project | Connecting Elementary Mathematics Teaching to Real-World Issues (Collaborative Research: Thanheiser)
This project will engage students and teachers in rich, real-world math tasks; will support future teachers and mathematics educators in adapting, designing, and implementing similar tasks; and will provide a basis for further research on the most effective ways to design and implement real-world tasks in the mathematics classroom.
Posted: Tuesday, April 27
Project | Supporting High School Students and Teachers with a Digital, Localizable, Climate Education Experience
This partnership of BSCS Science Learning, Oregon Public Broadcasting, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration advances curriculum materials development for high quality units that are intentionally designed for adaptation by teachers for their local context. The project will create a base unit on carbon cycling as a foundation for understanding how and why the Earth's climate is...
Posted: Tuesday, April 27
Project | Fostering Computational Thinking through Neural Engineering Activities in High School Biology Classes
This project will develop and study a curriculum and app that support computational thinking (CT) in a high school biology unit. The project will engage students in rich data practices by gathering, manipulating, analyzing, simulating, and visualizing data of bioelectrical signals from neural sensors, and in so doing give the students opportunities to apply CT principles.
Posted: Tuesday, April 27

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