We are committed to engaging in research and outreach that will make a significant and lasting difference at the student, classroom, school, district, state and national levels.
Featured on NSF’s 2021 STEM for All Video Showcase
National Science Foundation has awarded Corey Clark, Ph.D., Leanne Ketterlin Geller, Ph.D. and Eric Larson, Ph.D. a $1.5 million four year grant to research teaching computer science and computational thinking via Minecraft. Efforts to increase intrinsic interest in math and data science have proven difficult to apply evenly across gender, race, and socio-economic factors.
This research project will assist in creating a more stable, ethical, and inclusive data science workforce by broadening the interest in data science to a more diverse population of students. This research spans the fields of game design, human computer interaction, machine learning, curriculum design and educational assessment by integrating essential computer science standards directly into Minecraft. The game and infrastructure produced through this research will serve as a vital computing resource for middle and high school educators that will be sustained beyond the current project.
2020 winner of the Public Choice competition
The purpose of the Measuring Early Mathematical Reasoning Skills (MMaRS) project is to provide teachers in Grades K-2 with technically rigorous classroom assessment resources from which they can gather data about students’ development of understanding in Numerical Relational Reasoning and Spatial Reasoning.
In this video, we describe the importance of these early mathematics constructs, illustrate the iterative nature of our research to articulate and empirically validate learning progressions, and share prototypical classroom assessment tasks designed to elicit student thinking and reasoning in the constructs.
RME's annual conference synthesizes the latest education policy, and presents practical solutions for K-12 mathematics educators.
Response to Intervention Resources
RME's work with TEA includes the state's guidance project delivered via a mobile app and website and has since expanded to include five webinars by leading experts in Rlt.