Tag Archives: Mathematics

MSU names director of research institute on mathematics, science education

MSU names director of research institute on mathematics, science education

Joseph Krajcik, a well-known science education expert, has been named director of the Institute for Research on Mathematics and Science Education (IRMSE) at Michigan State University. The interdisciplinary center, launched during a Washington, D.C. conference last fall, is designed to address some of the most pressing challenges related to teaching science and mathematics by bringing… Read More »

Professor co-chairs national conference on learning progressions in science, mathematics

Professor co-chairs national conference on learning progressions in science, mathematics

Michigan State University Professor Charles (Andy) Anderson will help bring together more than 50 leading researchers, educators and policymakers next week in an effort to reach consensus about learning progressions – an emerging approach for reforming science and mathematics education. Research on learning progressions (or trajectories), which focus on improving how students develop scientific or… Read More »

MSU announces first group of fellows preparing to teach math, science in urban schools

MSU announces first group of fellows preparing to teach math, science in urban schools

Twelve aspiring science and mathematics teachers will begin their professional preparation at Michigan State University this summer as part of a new statewide fellowship program focused on preparing future educators for jobs in high-need classrooms. Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the inaugural cohort of fellows selected to complete the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Woodrow Wilson Michigan… Read More »

Teacher education student wins science teaching fellowship

Teacher education student wins science teaching fellowship

Sheila Frederixon, a secondary teacher candidate majoring in mathematics, has been selected to complete a prestigious five-year teaching fellowship with the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF). KSTF Fellows receive significant financial support for expenses such as tuition and classroom materials, rigorous ongoing professional development opportunities and exposure to a valuable network of fellow educators in… Read More »

Faculty honored for research article in math education

Faculty honored for research article in math education

Associate professor of teacher education Beth Herbel-Eisenmann will be honored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) for a recent article published in Mathematics Teacher. She will receive the council’s inaugural Linking Research and Practice Outstanding Publication Award with her co-authors at the NCTM meeting in Indianapolis this April. The article, “Curriculum Vision and Coherence: Adapting Curriculum… Read More »

Ferrini-Mundy appointed to leadership role at NSF

Ferrini-Mundy appointed to leadership role at NSF

The National Science Foundation has selected a College of Education faculty member to be its assistant director for education and human resources. Joan Ferrini-Mundy, who has worked in the position on an acting basis during the past year, will assume her full-time duties March 1 and take a one-year unpaid leave of absence from MSU.… Read More »

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 »