Tag Archives: Mathematics

App could help make teaching more equitable

App could help make teaching more equitable

A Michigan State University researcher is developing a web application that will help educators make their teaching practices more equitable using data from their own classrooms. Niral Shah, assistant professor of teacher education, will be working with teachers using this tool through research funded by a new fellowship. In May, Shah was chosen as a… Read More »

Partnership with Chile: How TRUST can transform math teaching

Partnership with Chile: How TRUST can transform math teaching

Two mathematics education scholars from Michigan State University, Higinio Dominguez and Sandra Crespo, are collaborating with Chile’s Universidad Católica Silva Henríques on the project, Teaching Relations: Uniting Students and Teachers (TRUST). TRUST, or confianza, reflects a quality that a participating teacher from Chile identified as one that is rapidly disappearing from classrooms and yet key… Read More »

Crespo receives Outstanding Faculty honor

Crespo receives Outstanding Faculty honor

Michigan State University honored Professor Sandra Crespo with the William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Award at the annual All-University Awards on Feb. 7, 2017. Crespo was among 10 MSU faculty members who received the award for their outstanding contributions to research and education. Crespo, a renowned mathematics educator and researcher, is recognized for her work… Read More »

MSU scholars receive national research on teaching honors

MSU scholars receive national research on teaching honors

Michigan State University scholars are receiving two of the major awards this year from Division K of the American Education Research Association (AERA), which focuses on teaching and teacher education. Early career Higinio Dominguez, assistant professor of mathematics education in the MSU College of Education, will receive the Early Career Award this weekend during the… Read More »

MSU hosts international math education conference

MSU hosts international math education conference

More than 500 scholars and educators will be at Michigan State University this week for the 37th annual conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, North American chapter (PME-NA). MSU College of Education faculty members Tonya Bartell and Kristen Bieda were selected to serve as co-chairs of the conference, which runs… Read More »

Failed mission: How schools worsen inequality

Failed mission: How schools worsen inequality

Schooling plays a surprisingly large role in shortchanging the nation’s poorest students of critical math skills, according to a massive new study led by a Michigan State University education scholar. Unequal access to rigorous mathematics content is widening the gap in performance on a prominent international math literacy test between low- and high-income students, not… Read More »

Crespo, Bieda to edit math journal

Crespo, Bieda to edit math journal

Michigan State University faculty members Sandra Crespo and Kristen Bieda will become editors of the Mathematics Teacher Educator (MTE) journal as of May 1, 2015. Crespo will serve as editor and Bieda as associate editor. They are the second official team of editors as the journal enters its fifth year of publication. The journal—jointly sponsored by the… Read More »

Undergraduates win awards at MSU research fair

Undergraduates win awards at MSU research fair

Nine undergraduates from the College of Education received first-place awards at the 2015 University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF) at MSU on April 10. The annual springtime event is held at the MSU Union as an opportunity for students across the university to showcase scholarship and creativity. Students presented original work in a variety of… Read More »

Professor’s “Deep-Play” on exhibit at museum

Professor’s “Deep-Play” on exhibit at museum

An exhibit on display at the MSU Museum combines math, art, typography and visual perception all into one. Presented by Punya Mishra, professor of Educational Psychology and Educational Technology (EPET) and director of the Master of Arts in Educational Technology program, the “Deep-Play: Creativity in Math & Art through Visual Wordplay” exhibit invites visitors to… Read More »

MSU researcher launches Common Core tool for teachers

MSU researcher launches Common Core tool for teachers

Michigan State University researcher William Schmidt has created a free web-based tool to help American educators teach the Common Core State Standards in mathematics. Although the majority of U.S. states have voluntarily adopted the standards, many teachers still must use outdated textbooks or find other materials to ensure students meet the common set of learning… Read More »