Th e i nsTiTuTe’s mission i n sTiTuTe for mATh emATi C s An d ed u CATi o n Institute for Mathematics & department of mathematics To support local, national, and university of Arizona international projects in Education Po Box 210089 Tucson, Arizona, 85721 mathematics education that focus firstname.lastname@example.org ime.math.arizona.edu 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, Building 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. i nTeL ® mATh 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 K–16 students. • 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.
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