Tag Archives: Mathematics

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 Although the majority of U.S. states have voluntarily adopted the standards, many teachers still must use outdated textbooks or find other materials to ensure students meet the common set of learning… Read More »

Alumna earns Knowles teaching fellowship

Alumna earns Knowles teaching fellowship

Michigan State University alumna Sarah DiMaria has been selected to receive the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation’s fellowship for early-career mathematics and science teachers. DiMaria is one of 32 people selected for the 2014 cohort, from a pool of more than 180 applicants. She earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from MSU in 2012, and her… Read More »

PhD candidate receives Spencer Fellowship

PhD candidate receives Spencer Fellowship

Julie Nurnberger-Haag, a PhD candidate in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology (EPET), has been awarded a 2014 National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship. Nurnberger-Haag was chosen—amidst hundreds of applications—to be one of 30 receiving a $25,000 award to write her dissertation about student learning of negative numbers. The fellowship is designed to support those whose dissertations show potential for bringing… Read More »

Bieda to receive 2014 Teacher-Scholar Award

Bieda to receive 2014 Teacher-Scholar Award

Each year, 10 faculty members are chosen to receive Teacher-Scholar Awards at the Michigan State University Awards Convocation. Among the 2014 recipients is Kristen Bieda, assistant professor of teacher education. Bieda will receive the honor at the All-University Awards ceremony at MSU’s Wharton Center on Feb. 11. Bieda is an award-winning faculty member whose work… Read More »

In memoriam: Perry Lanier

In memoriam: Perry Lanier

Professor Emeritus Perry Lanier, a pioneer involved with many ground-breaking initiatives in teacher education, died on Jan. 31, 2014 at age 80. Lanier received a PhD from the University of Oklahoma, and joined the MSU faculty in 1967, after teaching as a mathematics specialist for six years at the upper elementary level. The Elementary Intern Program… Read More »

Alumna receives AMTE award

Alumna receives AMTE award

Amanda Jansen, PhD 2004 (Educational Psychology), has been awarded the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) 2014 Early Career award. Jansen will receive the award on February 8 at AMTE’s annual conference in Irvine, Cal. Jansen is currently an associate professor in the School of Education at the University of Delaware. Her research focuses on… Read More »

Kids grasp large numbers remarkably young

Kids grasp large numbers remarkably young

Children as young as 3 understand multi-digit numbers more than previously believed and may be ready for more direct math instruction when they enter school, according to research led by a Michigan State University education scholar. The study, online in the journal Child Development and funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education… Read More »

PISA results: Lagging U.S. students need more rigorous math

PISA results: Lagging U.S. students need more rigorous math

As American students continue to lag behind international peers in math skills, a Michigan State University scholar argues the United States could improve its standing by increasing exposure to formal math such as algebra and geometry consistent with the new Common Core State Standards. Math instruction also needs to be more consistent throughout the nation,… Read More »

Preparing future STEM faculty as top teachers

Preparing future STEM faculty as top teachers

Michigan State University will help improve the preparation of thousands of future professors as part of a national network focused on improving teaching in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning has received a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to expand its… Read More »