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Jennifer Suh

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Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

Math Modeling Networked Improvement Communities (MMNIC)

Lewis, C. (2015). What is improvement science? Do we need it in education? Educational Researcher, 44(1), 54–61. process of improving practice through systematic inquiry HOW DO WE ACCELERATE RESEARCH THAT SHOWS EVIDENCE OF POSITIVE OUTCOMES> Education researchers engage in improving practice, but their findings are seldom shared beyond their school, district, or state (Zeichner, 2001). […]

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

Motivated-COMPUTE Equity

As I begin a new semester with excited new pre-service teachers, I am inspired by Ilana Horn’s book @ilana_horn, Motivated- Designing Math Classrooms Where Students Want to Join In! She identifies five features of a motivational classroom: Students’ sense of belongingness, the meaningfulness of learning, students’ competence, structures for accountability and students’ autonomy. Dr. Horn shared […]

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

Why reflect on Past, Present and Future Math Classroom Experiences

Research shows that teachers have rich lived experiences that impacts their beliefs about math teaching and learning. Many have had meaningful eureka moments in math when they first discovered the beauty of the pattern in numbers like seeing how all the sums of odd numbers were square numbers or a phenomenal math happening like using […]

Sunday, August 25th, 2019

A call for teachers as designers and researchers

With the open access and availability of instructional resources on the internet, teachers need think more like teachers as designers and researchers and not just consumers of instructional materials. This is an important teaching skill that allows teachers to be more judicious when selecting tasks and materials for instruction, accessing student learning through action research […]

Friday, August 23rd, 2019

Essential Skills for Success for All

http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEFUSA_NewVisionforEducation_Report2015.pdf 

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

Foregrounding Equity in Modeling Activities

EQUAL Math- EQUitable Access to Learning Mathematics How can you build students mathematical power to empower them and motivate them to learn mathematically to serve them? Mathematical modeling is a powerful way to immerse young students in ways that math can serve them in their every day life to make important decisions. As teachers we […]

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Split it-VAULT-Vertical Articulation to Unpack the Learning Trajectory

Check out Dr. Suh’s latest Publication in the NCTM journal, Teaching Children Mathematics!   This article is from her current project called “Math VAULT”, Vertical Articulation to Unpack the Learning Trajectory, which focuses on using Lesson Study and Video Studies to learn from rich mathematics tasks implemented across grade levels that unpack the learning progression and enhance the teaching and learning […]

Saturday, March 9th, 2019

MSRI 2019-Math Modeling K-16 and beyond

Mathematical Modeling (MM) now has increased visibility in the education system and in the public domain. It appears as a content standard for high school mathematics and a mathematical practice standard across the K-12 curriculum (Common Core Standards; and other states’ standards in mathematics education).  Job opportunities are increasing in business, industry and government for […]

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

Grant for Teachers and Leaders

These are some smaller grants that I have seen success with teachers/leaders: https://www.nctm.org/Grants/ Enhancing Student Mathematics Learning through the Use of Tools and Technology Grants (Pre-K-12) Grants of up to $3,000 are awarded to persons currently teaching mathematics in grades Pre-K-12 for the innovative use of technology and other tools to “help teachers and students visualize […]

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019

MSRI focusing on Math Modeling!

http://www.msri.org/workshops/919  Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2019: Mathematical Modeling in K-16: Community and Cultural ContextsMarch 06, 2019 – March 08, 2019 OrganizersJulia Aguirre (University of Washington – Tacoma), LEAD Cynthia Anhalt (University of Arizona), Staffas Broussard (The Algebra Project), Ricardo Cortez (Tulane University), Michael Driskill (Math for America ), Sol Garfunkel (Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP)), Genetha Gray (Salesforce), Maria Hernandez (North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics), LEAD Rachel Levy (MAA – […]