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.
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.
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.
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 Algebra and boost their confidence level. Read more.
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.
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 Reasoning Mind Symposium in Dallas. While at the UTeach National Conference in Austin, she presented with colleague Michael Marder on the connection between teacher behaviors and value-added model assessments: Exploring Excellence in Teaching Using the UTeach Observation Protocol.