JOAN HERMAN + RICHARD RASIEJ MATHEMATICS INITIATIVE
IMPROVING TEACHER EFFECTIVENESS IN MATHEMATICS INSTRUCTION
Joan Herman & Richard Rasiej Mathematics Initiative
The Joan Herman and Richard Rasiej Mathematics Initiative seeks to improve the mathematics knowledge and teaching effectiveness of current teachers in K-5 classrooms. The initiative team aims to identify the gaps in knowledge of current K-5 teachers, develop a research agenda, pilot solutions in schools, and inform evidence-based policymaking. The five-year effort started with a symposium in spring 2017 bringing together scholars in mathematics education, policy, and learning sciences.
Ian Thacker, Jessica Rodrigues, & Gale Sinatra
Mathematics teaching and learning does not occur in an emotional vacuum. The extent to which people engage in and learn difficult content is influenced by motivational and emotional factors, also called warm constructs... read more.
Research Brief: The Role of Warm Constructs in Fraction Learning
Research Brief: Math Teachers’ Gender-Specific Beliefs About Mathematical Aptitude
Yasemin Copur-Gencturk, David Quinn, & Ian Thacker
Persisting stereotypes and beliefs that certain disciplines require innate ability and individuals from different ethnic backgrounds or genders have different ability levels seriously impede students’ academic career paths... read more.
Research Brief: Investigating Reversibility
Ibrahim Burak Olmez & Michael Lawson
Regarding persistent difficulties that teachers and their students experience in reasoning about fractions, there is an urgent need to understand such difficulties. Investigating Reversibility (InReV) is a research study that investigates elementary/middle grades (K-8) mathematics teachers’ understanding of reversibility... read more.
University of Southern California
Rossier School of Education
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