A New Model in Math Education


This news item spotlights a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded partnership among EDC, Boston College, Boston University, and Math for America Boston that is preparing exemplary math teachers to work in high-need school districts in the Boston area: "Veteran Brighton High School math teacher Chloe Ford said the program workshops give her the chance to develop new lessons and find solutions to issues ranging from curriculum development to helping students cope with math anxiety. There’s also a welcome emphasis on working through tough math problems. 'I like the emphasis on doing math,' said Ford. 'It gives us teachers opportunities to do challenging math problem solving and remember what it is like to be students. In this process we get a chance to collaborate with each other and discuss applications of problem solving within the classroom.'"


BC News

Publication Date: 

Monday, February 29, 2016