Research in Mathematics Education

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

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RME Awarded TEA Grant for the 4th Year in a Row

Dr. Ketterlin Geller and RME have been awarded a grant from the Texas Education Agency. This funding is instrumental in RME's work to develop algebra-readiness assessments for students and professional development for educators that are designed to identify students struggling in mathematics, and provide the data for teachers to adjust the level of instructional support necessary for at-risk students to become proficient in algebra. 

This grant will also continue RME's work in developing and disseminating the updated Response to Intervention (RtI) guidance documentation for the state. When finalized, this content will be delivered via mobile application (app) and complementary website. 
       

Leanne Ketterlin Geller Director of STEM Initiatives 

RME Director, Leanne Ketterlin Geller has been appointed director of K-12 STEM initiatives for SMU's Caruth Institute for Engineering Education. Her expertise in STEM and K-12 education will be instrumental in the ongoing collaboration between the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education & Human Development and the Lyle School of Engineering. Read the full article here
 Annie Wilhelm's article Mathematics teachers' enactment of cognitively demanding tasks: investigating links to teachers' knowledge and conceptions from the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, Volume 45 is now available. You can hear Annie interviewed on MathEdPodcast.com here.

Can Students Learn Algebra from Instagram and Video Games? 

Candace Walkington's research, funded by the National Academy of Education, will tap into students' out of school activities to connect to algebraic reasoning. Walkington's work hypothesizes this learning style can improve long-term understanding of algebraic ideas. Read more about her work with DISD here.

Accelerated School Leadership - Info Sessions

Educators interested in earning principal certification and the M.Ed. degree through the Simmons School of Education can find out more by attending information sessions held in November and January.
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