Tag Archives: Mathematics

Jack Smith edits new book on math standards

Jack Smith edits new book on math standards

Associate professor of educational psychology John P. Smith III is the editor of a new volume about the challenges of interpreting and implementing mathematics standards across the nation. Variability is the Rule: A Companion Analysis of K–8 State Mathematics Standards is published by Information Age Publishing as part of the Research in Mathematics Education series.  Michigan State Universitiy… Read More »

“Recomputing the pace of math”

“Recomputing the pace of math”

University Distinguished Professor William Schmidt says there is a problem with pushing U.S. students to move through mathematics courses too quickly. Montgomery County schools is restructuring and slowing down its math curriculum to align with new national standards and help students master the basics. Read the Washington Post story.

Out of the lab… and testing her teaching skills

Out of the lab… and testing her teaching skills

MSU alum changes careers through Fellowship focused on math and science education Final deadline for application is Jan. 12! More information. By Nicole Geary Two years ago, Georgia Watson was testing soil samples for heavy metals. She was a lab tech by training even though her heart, by that time, was aching with another aspiration.… Read More »

Math education student presents at research conference

Math education student presents at research conference

Justin Drwencke, a mathematics major at Michigan State University pursuing secondary teacher certification, recently presented a poster at the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PMENA) conference in Columbus, Ohio. Drwencke has been working in collaboration with College of Education assistant professor Kristen Bieda as a professorial assistant since fall of 2009. One of few if any other… Read More »

Comparing math education in the U.S. & abroad

What is the key to strong math achievement? Issues of curricula, assessment and teaching are mentioned in this Hechinger Report article, including research insights from University Distinguished Professor William Schmidt and College of Education graduate Deborah Loewenberg Ball.

Spartan Lecture Series: Schmidt presents research

Spartan Lecture Series: Schmidt presents research

University Distinguished Professor William Schmidt shared his research on math education in the United States with students at Michigan State University as the first presentation in this year’s Spartan Lecture Series, which is sponsored by ASMSU, MSU’s undergraduate student government, and COGS, or the Council of Graduate Students. Read more in The State News.

MSU launches new Institute for Research on Mathematics and Science Education

MSU launches new Institute for Research on Mathematics and Science Education

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Michigan State University will expand its capacity to improve mathematics and science education across the nation through the creation of a new, interdisciplinary research center. The Institute for Research on Mathematics and Science Education is expected to bring together top scholars from the science and education fields and facilitate projects that can… Read More »

MSU to help fill shortage of math, science teachers through fellowship

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State University will prepare more educators needed to teach science, technology, engineering and mathematics in Michigan’s urban schools as part of a new statewide fellowship program highlighted Jan. 6 by President Barack Obama. MSU is one of six universities selected to participate in the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Woodrow Wilson Michigan… Read More »