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NEW: NSF Math REU in Mathematics Education Research

The math department has once again been awarded the NSF grant to run the REU program at UConn for the next 3 years! Four students will participate in the Mathematics Education REU. The 10-week project was designed to engage participants in the work of research in mathematics education. Participants work in teams, learning about the fundamentals of educational research and its different methodological approaches, reviewing the literature for a specific topic, developing and implementing a research study around that topic, and analyzing and reporting the study results. Each year a focus area will be selected and participants will have several choices for working on different studies within that area. For example, in summer 2013 we concentrated on Inquiry-based Learning (IBL) and conducted two separate studies: one with a focus on teacher’s and students’ support, and the other on creating an IBL module to enhance the understanding of parameterization of curves in Multivariable Calculus courses.

More details about the projects, presentations, and projects from previous years can be found here.

Mathematical Writing in Elementary School Task Force

Fabiana Cardetti is a member of the NSF Task Force for mathematical writing in elementary school. She joins colleagues from education, mathematics, and school teachers to investigate the types and purposes of K-12 mathematical writing. (2015-2017)

Humanities Institute Fellowship

Fabiana Cardetti and Manuela Wagner have been awarded a fellowship from the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute through the Humility and Conviction in Public Life project. In the Spring 2017, they will investigate interconnections between theories of intellectual humility and intercultural competence and citizenship, specifically as applied to education. Intercultural competence expert, Michael Byram (Durham University), is also part of the research team.

New MSP Grant Project

Prof. Fabiana Cardetti and colleagues from the Neag School of Education are leading the project Bridging Practices Among Connecticut Mathematics Educators funded by the Math and Science Partnership grant from the State Department of Education. As part of the project, math teachers from three Connecticut school districts are working with UConn faculty members and graduate students to develop skills and resources to enable them to meet new teaching and assessment standards and improve their students’ learning in math. Prof. Lozano-Robledo is also involved this summer in the implementation of a summer professional development workshop.

Read more about the program, its goals, and members, on UConn Today, or in the CLAS Newsletter.