About the Math Center

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Lewis Clark State college houses the Idaho Regional Mathematics Center for Region 2. The center is directed by Kacey Diemert and supported by Ryan Dent, our Regional Mathematics Specialist. The intent of the center is to provide professional mathematics support with both content and pedagogy to K-12 teachers in Region 2. The members of the Regional Mathematics Centers have experience in K-16 mathematics education, designing and delivering professional development, instructional technologies, and educational research. We are able to provide both regional and school-specific support in mathematics education. We welcome input from schools and districts as to the type of professional development they need. Our professional development begins with promoting mathematical thinking, problem solving, and the habits of mind students need to effectively understand and apply mathematics.

Friday, December 2, 2016

In the Library

What's Math Got To Do With It?

A recent assessment of mathematics performance around the world ranked the United States thirty-sixth out of sixty-four countries in the study. When the level of spending was taken into account, we sank to the very bottom of the list. We are falling rapidly behind the rest of the developed world when it comes to math education- and the consequences are dire.

In this straight forward and inspiring book, Jo Boaler named by the BBC as one of eight people who "are changing the future of education," outlines concrete solutions that can transform students' math experiences, including classroom approaches, essential strategies for students, and advice for parent. Now updated to address the controversial Common Core, this is a must read for anyone who is interested in the future of our children and our country!

Contact the Regional Math Center if you would like to borrow this or any of our other resources

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