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Standards-based Teacher Preparation   Leave a comment

You are cordially invited to attend a special STEM Education Colloquium on Thursday, February 26, 5:30 p.m. Dr. Howe is one of the nation’s leading mathematicians with a long history of involvement in the mathematical preparation of teachers.

Flyer:  Roger Howe Auburn

Standards-based Teacher Preparation

Presented by Roger E. Howe

William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Mathematics

Yale University

Thursday, February 26, 2015, 5:30 pm

Haley Center 2456

Reception at 5:00 pm

Abstract:  In the past, even the best teacher preparation in elementary mathematics has been somewhat haphazard, with mathematical content being taught by mathematics departments, and methods of teaching taught by education departments, with relatively little coordination or connection to the classroom. In fact, given the chaotic and rather haphazard structure of the US mathematics curriculum, perhaps it was not possible to do otherwise. However, with the advent of carefully constructed and widely accepted sets of standards for mathematics learning, it should be possible to improve on previous practice. This talk will attempt to sketch some of the ingredients and principles for such improvement.

He will also be presenting a mathematics seminar Friday afternoon at 4:00. Additional information about Dr. Howe and his visit to Auburn University is included on the attached flyer.

Please forward this message to anyone you think might be interested! Hope to see you on Thursday!


Posted February 20, 2015 by consultingstatistics in Uncategorized

Resources from NCTM Illuminations   Leave a comment

What’s New

Resources for YOU!

Pre-K – Grade 2 Interactive: Coin Box
     Learn how to count, collect, exchange, and make

     change for coins – mobile ready.
Grades 3–5 Interactive: Cube Nets
Determine which nets will form cubes in the fastest

     time possible – mobile ready.
Grades 6–8 Interactive: Adjustable Spinner
Explore how theoretical and experimental probabilities

     compare with this adjustable spinner – mobile ready.
Grades 9–12 Interactive: Conic Section Explorer
Manipulate a double-napped cone to discover various

     conic sections.

Posted February 5, 2015 by consultingstatistics in Uncategorized