Investigations 3: Making Sense of and Persevering with the Mathematical Practices
An Essay on the Math Practices
What does it look like when students engage in the Mathematical Practices? What is the teacher’s role in supporting the Practices? Read Deborah Schifter and Susan Jo Russell’s essay about what it means to take the Mathematical Practices seriously as part of instruction.
Math in the Making project video
Over the last decade there has been a proliferation of out-of-school environments that foster building, making, tinkering, and design activities, creating an unprecedented opportunity to engage a wide range of participants in mathematics that is both purposeful and powerful. More »
Zoombinis, the small blue creatures, each with distinct personalities and appearances, are all imprisoned by the evil Bloats who took over their home – and they need your help to reach the safety of Zoombiniville. Using logic, data analysis, pattern finding and problem solving skills, children and adults will face a series of increasingly difficult challenges set within entertaining environments such as Pizza Pass, Titanic Tattooed Toads and Mudball Wall. Learn More »
—Proceedings of the Games + Learning + Society Conference. (2016).
This paper presents findings from case studies of two girls who designed games to teach other youth about climate change. Analysis of how their environmental attitudes shaped their design decisions … Read More »
STEM Education Evaluation Center (SEEC) offers consultation, external evaluation, and research support for existing STEM education grants and programs, and we collaborate with proposal writing teams to design studies. We are experienced quantitative and qualitative researchers with expertise grounded in theory and practice spanning STEM education.
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— NSF Program aims to broaden participation in STEM at national scale, with 37 awards totaling nearly $14 million.
June 1, 2016—Announcement
Marlene Kliman gives "Three Tips for Teachers" in the Harvard Family Research Project's FINE Newsletter.
May 16, 2016—Announcement
TERC’s iSWOOP2.0 Launches National Science Communications Program in Acadia