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 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…

Connecting Students’ Interests to Algebraic Reasoning

CandaceW2013“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. 

Education Week: Studies Find Payoff in ‘Personalizing’ Algebra

WalkingtonCaDr. 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.

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

The Education EquationFeatured 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.

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

WalkingtonRME 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.