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  • Amanda Jansen Awarded National Science Foundation Grant

    April 8, 2019

    Amanda Jansen, professor in the School of Education, was recently awarded a $600,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to develop a professional development experience for university faculty who work in mathematics education. She shares the award …

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  • Math Ed professor to study mathematics motivation and engagement

    January 6, 2018

    When children are young, they are mathematically curious all of the time. We hear them challenging each other to count to the highest number, chatting about the concept of infinity, and identifying patterns in games that ask them  to “pick the item tha …

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  • Predicting and addressing difficulties with fractions

    January 12, 2016

    In 2010, the Center for Improving the Learning of Fractions (CILF) was established at the University of Delaware. As part of a $10 million center grant from the Institute of Education Sciences, Nancy C. Jordan, professor of learning sciences in UD’s Sc …

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  • Number Sense Screener to help Pre-K, K and 1st graders

    October 30, 2015

    Nancy Jordan has received funding through IES to refine and extend work on a Number Sense Screener for identifying children at risk for mathematical difficulties.

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  • Improving teacher prep in mathematics

    October 1, 2015

    Researchers in UD’s Department of Mathematics Education received grants to explore how to strengthen teacher preparation curriculum, to improve students’ understanding and instruction of math concepts.

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  • Helping kindergarteners develop number sense

    September 14, 2015

    To help teachers strengthen the foundation of math skills for young children, Nancy Jordan and Nancy Dyson, School of Education, have developed a curriculum called Number Sense Interventions. Jordan is in the midst of a five-year grant from the Eunice …

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  • Intervention may predict math achievement

    September 8, 2015

    SHAPE UP!: An spatial skills intervention for preschoolers that may predicts mathematics achievement This $880K 3-year study conducted by Roberta Golinkoff follows a group of preschoolers over the course of 14 months and assesses the development their …

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  • Linking geometric, mathematical and spatial skills

    September 8, 2015

    The longitudinal relationship between geometric, mathematical, and spatial skills in preschool and kindergarten  To uncover the links between geometric, mathematical and spatial skills, this $17K 1-year project, led by Roberta Golinkoff, (subcontract f …

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  • Teaching Fractions

    September 8, 2015

    The Center for Improving Learning of Fractions The Institute of Education Sciences awarded a $10 million grant to UD professor Nancy C. Jordan, Lynn Fuchs at Vanderbilt University and Robert Siegler at Carnegie Mellon University, to fund this 5-year re …

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