Bayh College of Education. Center for Mathematics Education | Cunningham Memorial Library Special Collections
The Center for Mathematics Education is designed to enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics of all children, youth, and adults. To accomplish this purpose the Center for Mathematics Education will engage in three simultaneous and interrelated activities. First, the center will directly impact the teacher development continuum from pre-service to beginning teacher induction and socialization into teaching and on through continued professional development. Second, the Center for Mathematics Education will promote and sustain an agenda of research designed to enhance the knowledge base of teaching and learning in mathematics education and to address problems of practice in teaching mathematics. Third, the Center for Mathematics Education will, through its activities, promote and enhance the learning of mathematics by all children and youth from preschool through graduate school by engaging in a coordinated outreach program touching schools and school districts throughout Indiana.
The purpose of the Center for Mathematics Education, as noted above, is threefold:
To impact the teacher development continuum from pre service through continued professional development in the teaching of mathematics;
To advance the knowledge base of the teaching of mathematics through research, inquiry, and solving of problems of practice; and
To enhance the learning of mathematics for all children, youth, and adults.
Operationally, the Center for Mathematics Education will help teachers identify and develop their mathematical and pedagogical knowledge to help them become self-sufficient mathematics learners. The Center for Mathematics Education will employ innovative learning strategies, allowing teachers to see the value of these strategies in their own learning. Teachers will thus gain the mathematical and pedagogical knowledge to ensure all students become confident and creative mathematical thinkers. The Center for Mathematics Education will promote and conduct powerful research to guarantee that its strategies will meet the needs of all students. The Center for Mathematics Education's research will certify that the strategies impact not only teaching but also have a profound effect on student learning.