Building Instructional Supports for All Learners

In collaboration with faculty from the University of Hawai‘i College of Education’s Department of Special Education, CRDG’s Hannah Slovin and Fay Zenigami are examining CRDG-developed mathematics curricula for elementary and middle school and defining ways in which teachers can use them to meet the needs of students who are struggling to learn mathematics. Recognizing that [...]

Teachers’ Circles Support Mathematical Thinking

Based on an idea that started at the American Institute of Mathematics (AIM) in 2006 and with its roots in the National Science Foundation-funded GK–12 SUPER-M project, Math Teachers’ Circle of Hawai‘i (MaTCH) was launched this year with a four-day event at the Bishop Museum. Described by co-principal investigator Linda Venenciano as “like a book [...]

New Supports for Success in Algebra

A new algebra course for high school students to be taken in parallel with Algebra I will focus on fundamental algebra concepts aligned with Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for mathematics. Tentatively titled Modeling Our World (MOW), this course is being developed specifically for Hawai‘i schools at the request of the Hawai‘i Department of Education. [...]

Exploring Inquiry Learning in Early Childhood Education

Inquiry is one of our most basic activities as human beings, beginning with babies who use it to make sense of the world around them. Partnerships with the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Children’s Center (UHMCC) and the Navy Hale Keiki School (NHKS) are allowing CRDG’s Carol Ann Brennan to research how inquiry is used [...]

Combining Research and Professional Development

CRDG mathematics researchers Melfried Olson and Fay Zenigami continued to work with teachers at Kapālama Elementary School in Kapālama Algebra Readiness in the Elementary School (KARES), a project that combines research using the Lesson Study (LS) model with a school-wide professional development program for all teachers. Lesson Study, a model first developed in Japan, guides [...]

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