Th e i nsTiTuTe’s mission i n sTiTuTe for mATh emATi C s An d ed u CATi o n
department of mathematics
To support local, national, and university of Arizona
international projects in
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Tucson, Arizona, 85721
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on both the mathematics and the
director – Joceline Lega
students, can be applied to current executive director – Guadalupe Lozano Terán
needs, build on existing Assistant director – rebecca mcGraw
Program Coordinator – Teresa stovall
knowledge, and are grounded in intel math Program manager – Aubrey neihaus
Advisory Board Chair – William mcCallum
the work of educators. Planning Group Chair – deborah hughes hallett
Th e i nsTiTuTe’s Vision
To build capacity for collaboration,
store institutional knowledge among mathematicians,
about collaboration, and coordi- educators, and policy
makers since 2006.
nate the expertise of different
professional cultures to address a
critical concern of our time – the
mathematical education of future
scientists, engineers, workers,
citizens and leaders.
The institute for mathematics and education is INSTITUTE FOR
partially supported by funds from the university of Arizona MATHEMATICS &
Provost’s research initiative fund, the College of science, EDUCATION The university of Arizona
and the College of education. ime.math.arizona.edu College of science
A commitment to Innovative and The need has never
collaboration. engaging programs. been greater.
Because the problems of mathematics education cannot be Ar i Zon A TeAC h er i n iTi ATi V e mathematics is crucial for innovation in science, technology
solved by one group alone, we bring together participants and engineering, competitiveness in a global workforce, and
developing a part-time three year master’s degree in
from communities that are sometimes worlds apart: informed participation in democratic government.
middle school mathematics Leadership for current elementary
mathematics departments, colleges of education, school
certified middle school mathematics teachers. Building the capacity to strengthen the mathematics learning
systems, government agencies, business, and commercial and
of our youth is an urgent national priority. With widespread
nonprofit education organizations.
K n oWL ed Ge for TeAC h i n G mATh emATi C s agreement about the need, we have an unprecedented
Conducting research into the mathematical and pedagogical opportunity to develop the human and intellectual resources
knowledge necessary for teaching secondary school. required to reach the goal of a high quality mathematics
education for every student in our schools. IM&E is poised to
mAK i n G Con n eCTi on s play a special role in bringing together the expertise needed to
build this capacity.
developing models for collaboration between mathematicians,
mathematics educators, and teachers. Deborah Loewenberg Ball
dean, school of education, university of michigan
mATh C i rC L es
Promoting interactions between secondary school students
and mathematicians through weekly problem-solving sessions.
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Pairing mathematicians and mathematics educators to
When people from different parts of the mathematics provide mathematics content-knowledge based professional
community – teachers, mathematicians, educators – work development for K–8 teachers.
together doing mathematics, everyone benefits. In addition to
the mathematical experience, they learn about each other’s Tu C son TeAC h ers’ C i rC L e
professions, cultures, and values. Bringing together teachers and university faculty members to
Al Cuoco engage in problem-solving and to share classroom experiences.
director, Center for mathematics education, edC
G-TeAms Th e i n sTiTuTe ’s r e s Po n s e
Pairing university of Arizona graduate students in the • Collaboration among mathematicians, educators, and policy
mathematical sciences with K–12 mathematics teachers and makers.
their students. • Policy retreats that advance the mathematics education of
• short term residential programs for visiting scholars.
Programs supported by the National Science Foundation, The • Workshops that challenge and inspire the mathematics and
University of Arizona, The Intel Foundation, and private donors. education communities.