Category Archives: Research

RME Partnering with Jamaican Ministry of Education and IDB on Pilot Program

RME is partnering with the Jamaican Ministry of Education and the Inter-American Development Bank to implement a pilot program aimed at supporting parents’ involvement in math education at home. The goal of this project is to improve outcomes for children in … Continue reading

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Connecting Students’ Interests to Algebraic Reasoning

“Students often can’t see the connection between their world and algebra. Exploring ways to connect math to their lives, experiences and knowledge is critical for making it accessible and captivating. That’s especially true when considering students from diverse backgrounds.” – … Continue reading

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Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow Awarded to Dr. Walkington

Dr. Candace Walkington was named a 2014 Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow by the National Academy of Education. This award recognizes her work in implementing interventions for students that connects algebra to their out of school interests. Read more.

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Personalization in Algebra hits NPR Blog

RME researcher Dr. Candace Walkington's work was covered by the NPR blog Mindshift. Discussing interest-based personalization in Algebra, Walkington recounts the success of her recent study and her hopes for expansion. Read the full article here.

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International Numeracy Conference

RME Director Dr. Ketterlin Geller presented at the International Numeracy Conference held in Berlin, Germany sharing her research on effective mathematics teachers and the importance of integrating mathematical, pedagogical, and learning sciences knowledge in classroom instructional strategies.

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Education Week: Studies Find Payoff in ‘Personalizing’ Algebra

Dr. Candace Walkington studies the emerging payoff of personalization for struggling math students. She works with 145 9th graders in a high poverty school in Dallas to better understand how personalized math problems allow students to gain a better understanding of … Continue reading

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SMU Magazine: Simmons School Adds Research, Community Partnership, Leadership to Formula For Reform

Featured in SMU Magazine, Research in Mathematics Education profiled along with the Center on Communities and Education focuses on research, community partnerships, and leadership as formula for reform. Learn more.

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UTeach Conference: Exploring Excellence in Teaching Using the UTeach Observation Protocol

RME Researcher Dr. Candace Walkington presented throughout the summer, specifically on the personalization of mathematics, connecting student interest to instruction and problem solving, at the 1st annual Midwest Meeting on Mathematical Thinking (M3T) held in Minneapolis, as well as at the … Continue reading

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