UW-Bothell receives math-education funding
November 2, 2009 · 5:36 PM
University of Washington, Bothell assistant professor of education Robin Angotti, Ph.D., has received funding from the Higher Education Coordinating (HEC) Board for an innovative program designed to bring middle- and high-school-level mathematics instruction up to 21st-century technology standards. The $660,220 grant funds “Math 2.0: Teaching Math in a Technical World,” a three-year project built upon an award-winning professional development program coordinated by the North Central Educational Service District (NC ESD), the Mathematics Leadership Alliance.
The goal of Teaching Math in a Technical World (TMTW) is to help educators harness new online technologies and mathematics software to teach students math, particularly in grades 6-10, a critical time for laying the foundation for readiness for college-level learning. The expectation is that, by integrating these tools in the demonstration of mathematical concepts, more students will gain proficiencies that will lead to success in higher-level mathematics.
The TMTW integrated work plan is comprised of three intensive, year-long professional development programs serving a total of 34 teachers and eight principals per year.