Seeking to improve mathematics education at the graduate level, EDC’s new Center for the Scholarship of School Mathematics is hosting a summer institute for university faculty. During the weeklong institute, faculty members will explore mathematics curricula at the K–12 level and then design similar experiences for their doctoral students.
“We’ll study mathematics with a low threshold and a high ceiling,” says Sarah Sword, director of the new center. “That is, the mathematics will be accessible for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences but will also challenge the advanced learner.”
The center, which is part of EDC’s division of Mathematics Learning and Teaching, is funded by the National Science Foundation.
Originally published on April 30, 2007