In this study, EDC and SRI researchers addressed the question of how time spent viewing and playing with PBS KIDS educational, non-commercial media can benefit young children’s learning, especially those growing up in lower-income communities. The pair of overarching goals of this CPB-PBS Ready To Learn research was to (1) explore how transmedia can support children’s early mathematics learning, and (2) substantively address the central role that parents/caregivers play in children’s learning.
In this book for in-service and preservice secondary school teachers, the authors present a carefully sequenced collection of problem sets designed to develop several interconnected mathematical themes. The book’s theme revolves around how to use polynomial algebra as a bookkeeping mechanism that allows participants to count divisors, build multiplicative functions, and compile multiplicative functions in a certain way that produces new ones.
This video describes the SolveMe Mobiles app, which is designed to support algebraic reasoning in a fun and interactive format. These colorful puzzles help algebra and pre-algebra students as well as puzzle-lovers of all ages establish and strengthen the logic of solving equations for unknown values. Play SolveMe Mobiles at http://solveme.edc.org or learn more about the project.
Published by the American Mathematical Society, the "IAS/PCMI-The Teacher Program Series” includes three books that engage in-service and preservice secondary school teachers in deep explorations of mathematics and help them put the topics in their curricula into the broader landscape of mathematics as a scientific discipline. EDC has found that supporting teachers in doing this enhances their understanding and enjoyment of mathematics and builds their capacity to deepen students' understanding and enjoyment of mathematics.
In this book for in-service and preservice secondary school teachers, the authors present a carefully sequenced collection of problem sets designed to develop several interconnected mathematical themes. The goals set forth are to introduce participants to the algebraic properties of expected value and variance through analysis of games, to the use of generating functions and formal algebra as combinatorial tools, and to some applications of these ideas to questions in probabilistic number theory.
In this book for inservice and pre-service pre-K through grade-2 teachers, the authors focus on essential knowledge for teachers about geometry and measurement, two of the most challenging topics for students. Readers will learn to develop appropriate tasks, techniques, and tools for assessing students’ understanding of the topic. This book focuses squarely on mathematical content: the ideas and understanding that teachers must bring to their preparation, in-class instruction, interactions with students, and assessment.