Tag Archives: Mathematics

Registration for TEDS-M data workshop now open

Registration is now open for the Teacher Education Study in Mathematics (TEDS-M) workshop, which will be held Oct. 5-7 in Erickson Hall, located on Michigan State University’s campus in East Lansing, Mich. Offered by the TEDS-M International Research Center, the workshop will show attendees how to use international data from the TEDS-M study of the policies,… Read More »

Senior awarded mathematics scholarship

Senior awarded mathematics scholarship

Andrew League, an elementary education student in MSU’s College of Education, has been awarded the prestigious 2012 Miriam Schaefer Scholarship by the Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM) scholarship committee. One of only three annual recipients, League was presented the $1,000 scholarship award at the 2012 MCTM state conference in Traverse City. The scholarship… Read More »

GE Foundation funds research on Common Core math standards

GE Foundation funds research on Common Core math standards

The GE Foundation is supporting Michigan State University researchers as they study a major effort to improve mathematics education – the implementation of new common standards. University Distinguished Professor William Schmidt will use a $1 million grant from the GE Foundation to expand his research on the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM). Known… Read More »

Book exposes alarming inequality in U.S. math, science education

Book exposes alarming inequality in U.S. math, science education

American students experience vast differences in content coverage across states, school districts and even from classroom to classroom, according to a new book by University Distinguished Professor of education and statistics William H. Schmidt. Based on decades of research, Schmidt and co-author Curtis C. McKnight illustrate how unequal opportunities to learn mathematics and science are… Read More »

Schmidt: Common Core Math Standards can improve student achievement

Schmidt: Common Core Math Standards can improve student achievement

Michigan State University Distinguished Professor William Schmidt today released key conclusions from his research detailing how the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for mathematics can potentially improve the performance of U.S. students if implemented appropriately. In an event co-sponsored by Achieve, Chiefs for Change and the Foundation for Excellence in Education, Schmidt presented a briefing… Read More »

Conference brings together MSU researchers in math and science education

Conference brings together MSU researchers in math and science education

More than 100 faculty and graduate students at Michigan State University are expected to come together May 8-9, 2012 for a discussion about improving mathematics and science education. The CREATE for STEM Institute is holding the mini-conference on campus in an effort to connect and build stronger collaborations among the many MSU researchers working on… Read More »

TEDS-M results: Countries that best prepare math teachers share similarities

Countries that best prepare math teachers meet several key conditions generally lacking in the United States, according to the first international study of what teacher preparation programs are able to accomplish. The IEA study, led by Michigan State University, suggests that in countries such as Taiwan and Singapore, future math teachers are better prepared because… Read More »

Faculty conversation with Joseph Krajcik

Joseph Krajcik believes that Michigan State University is committed to giving students the education they need to prepare them to be citizens in our highly technological and scientific world. MSU’s commitment to preparing students adequately was one of the primary reasons Krajcik accepted the position as director of the Collaborative Research in Educational Assessment and… Read More »

Herbel-Eisenmann co-authors book for middle school math teachers

Herbel-Eisenmann co-authors book for middle school math teachers

Beth Herbel-Eisenmann, associate professor of teacher education at the Michigan State University College of Education, has co-authored a book along with Penn State Professor Gwendolyn Lloyd, and Harvard’s Jon Star. The book, titled Developing Essential Understanding of Expressions, Equations, and Functions: Grades 6-8, is part of a series aimed at helping teachers deepen their understanding of critical… Read More »