University of Florida
Mathematics Department Special Mathematics Education Colloquium
by Kenneth I. Gross ^{*}Professor of Education and Mathematics The University of Vermont on
Raising the Mathematics Achievement of K-8 Students: What Mathematics Should Their Teachers Know and Why?
- mathematics content needs of K-8 teachers
- why primary teachers need to know "higher mathematics"
- the Vermont Mathematics Initiative (VMI), a successful statewide, content-based professional development program for K-8 teachers
- understanding arithmetic and algebra through English language grammar
- enduring mathematical motifs that stretch from the kindergarten classroom to college mathematics to the research frontier.
Professor Gross will give another talk this day at the
NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR (Tue, Feb 8 at 1:55 pm in LIT 358)
on
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ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Ken Gross is a professor of both mathematics and education
at the University of Vermont.
He initiated The Vermont Mathematics Initiative,
a statewide mathematical leadership program for elementary school teachers.
He was awarded
the Lester R. Ford Award and the Chauvenet Prize from the Mathematics
Association of America.
He has had over forty years of research, teaching, and administration
experience at
public and private universities and at the National Science Foundation.
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