Research in Mathematics Education

Research in Mathematics Education

Research in Mathematics Education

Original Research
Connecting Researchers and Practitioners

Our Goals

Research in Mathematics Education (RME) is a research and outreach unit in the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development that conducts and disseminates high-quality, evidence-based research to improve students' mathematics performance in Texas. Formed in 2011 under the direction of Dr. Leanne Ketterlin Geller, RME is focused on developing instructional systems for teachers. These systems include instructional practices and assessments that lead to sound decision-making by teachers as well as administrative leadership at the district, campus and state levels.

Our Objectives

RME disseminates original research through professional development opportunities, an annual Research-to-Practice Conference held in North Texas, direct distribution of research reports, practical guides, and scholarly publications and presentations in local, national, and global venues.

Our Partnerships

The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk

The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk (MCPER) is dedicated to generating, disseminating, and supporting the implementation of empirically validated practices to influence educators, researchers, policymakers, families, and other stakeholders who strive to improve academic, behavioral, and social outcomes for all learners. Dr. Diane Bryant, director of MCPER's Mathematics Institute for Learning Disabilities and Difficulties serves as an RME researcher.

Our Supporters

The Meadows Foundation serving the people of Texas

The Meadows Foundation is a private philanthropic institution established in 1948 by Algur H. and Virginia Meadows to benefit the people of Texas. The Foundation's mission is to assist the people and institutions of Texas improve the quality and circumstances of life for themselves and future generations.
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RME Spotlight

A keynoter in the Successful Learning Conference hosted by the University of Sydney, Dean David Chard talks about math being a gateway for learning on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s radio program, Life Matters. Click here to listen to the podcast.


Giving to RME directly supports the research, development, and implementation of evidence-based instruction and assessments designed to support all students in mathematics as well as the research behind instructional systems and professional development for teachers navigating the rigors of mathematics education in Texas.

Five Good Reasons to take Algebra II 

Algebra II is no longer a basic high school requirement for Texas graduation, but RME Director, Dr. Leanne Ketterlin Geller encourages parents to have their children to take the course anyway.

Dean Chard Elected Chair  

Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education & Human Development Dean David Chard has been elected chairman of the National Board of Education Sciences

Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow Awarded to Dr. Walkington

 Dr. Candace Walkington was named a 2014 Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow by the National Academy of Education. This award recognizes her work in implementing interventions for students that connects algebra to their out of school interests. 
Dr. Anne Garrison

Dr. Anne Garrision Wilhelm

SMU faculty and RME researcher Dr. Anne Garrison Wilhelm's article published to the Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness. 

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