This project is creating and studying a professional development model to support preK teachers in developing culturally and developmentally appropriate practices in counting and early number. The proposed model is targeted at teachers of children in four-year-old kindergarten, and focuses on culturally relevant teaching and learning. The model stresses counting and basic number operations with the intention of exploring the domain as it connects to children's experiences in their homes and communities.
About Me (Bio):
I have been involved in mathematics education preK-16 through many different projects. Most recently I was the assistant director for the Diversity in Mathematics Education (DiME/CLT) Center for Learning and Teaching. I also directed the Mathematics in Context Satellite of the Show-Me Center Project and I participated on the development team for the middle grades curriculum Mathematics in Context.