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 the earliest grades and to drive activities that incorporate math into everyday family life, fostering confidence and knowledge that carries forward into the classroom.
RME researchers Leanne Ketterlin-Geller, Pooja Shivraj, and Erica Simon spent a week in Kingston, Jamaica conducting focus groups with parents, educators, community leaders, and advocacy groups of the region on the perceptions of mathematics education. RME will return throughout the next two academic years to implement coaching and training sessions with parents. Read more…
“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.” – RME Researcher, Candace Walking. Read more about her research and current study with DISD students here.
A keynoter for the Successful Learning Conference hosted by the University of Sydney, Simmons Dean David Chard talks about math being a gateway for learning on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s radio program Life Matters. Click here to list to the podcast.
Algebra II is no longer a basic high school requirement for Texas graduation, but RME Director, Dr. Leanne Ketterlin Geller encourages parents to have their children to take the course anyway. Read more.
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.
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.
Lindsey Perry, a Simmons School of Education doctoral candidate and frequent RME contributor recently published a book review. Read the full text of the review here.
The Bush Institute recently announced the selection of three schools to participate in the Middle School Matters Initiative. These three schools, of which two are in Texas, will receive intensive, on-site support in reading, mathematics and writing from the Nation’s leading experts.