No Such Thing, Episode 42: "The 'M' in STEM”
Listen now to No Such Thing, to hear from researchers from "Math For All" are working to improve mathematics education by enriching teachers' practice.
Listen to No Such Thing: Episode 42
Buckle up for some real talk about solutions to our Math challenges that might sound simple in a lot of cases, but they certainly aren't obvious. If they were, we would've figured out a long time ago that, for example, "school math and real math" as Marvin puts it during this interview, should not and cannot be such very different things.
In this episode, Marc interviews researchers from Education Development Center's Center for Children and Technology and Bank Street College of Education, who are collaborating on an effort funded by the National Science Foundation and the Institute of Education Sciences at the U.S. Dept. of Department of Education, to help better equip educators supporting the wide variety of learners who populate the classrooms of American schools. Their program, Math For All, is developing digital resources to show general and special education teachers how to provide high-quality, standards-based math education to all students, including those with disabilities.
Links from this episode:
- Math For All: http://mathforall.cct.edc.org/
- Pew Research, U.S. students’ academic achievement still lags that of their peers in many other countries: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/02/15/u-s-students-internationally-math-science/
- Marvin Cohen, Nesta Marshall, Babette Moeller: http://mathforall.cct.edc.org/about-math-for-all/
- STEM: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science,_technology,_engineering,_and_mathematics
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