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  • Social Robots Teach Cyber Security

    February 10, 2020

    Fifth graders from The College School on the University of Delaware’s Newark campus recently learned important lessons about safeguarding information online from an unusual teacher — Zenbo, the social robot. Standing more than two feet tall, the cute c …

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  • New Faculty Research Grants

    October 4, 2019

    CEHD faculty research centers on addressing fundamental and complex educational and social inequities. This fall, eleven of our faculty were awarded grants through IES, NSF, the Spencer Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to evaluate a …

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  • NSF-funded research project aims to improve how students learn algebra

    July 22, 2019

    Have you ever learned something new only to realize that it’s caused you to forget something old? You’re not alone, said Charles Hohensee, associate professor in the School of Education at the University of Delaware. The phenomenon, known as “backward …

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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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  • Bringing computer and programming skills into the classroom

    October 8, 2015

    An interdisciplinary team of UD researchers has developed Partner4CS to help teachers integrate computational thinking into the classroom. The initiative has two components: a summer professional development institute for middle and high school teachers and a field experience course at UD designed to support those teachers.

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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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