Author Archives: Priscilla Bremser

Taming the Coverage Beast

By Priscilla Bremser, Contributing Editor, Middlebury College By the end of every workshop and conference session on Inquiry-Based Learning that I’ve attended, someone has raised a hand to ask about coverage. “Don’t you have to sacrifice coverage if you teach … Continue reading

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Mathematical education of teachers Part II: What are we doing about Textbook School Mathematics?

By Hung-Hsi Wu This two-part series is a summary of the longer paper, Textbook School Mathematics and the preparation of mathematics teachers. TSM (Textbook School Mathematics) has dominated school mathematics curriculum and assessment for the past four decades, yet, in … Continue reading

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Mathematical Education of Teachers, Part I: What is Textbook School Mathematics?

By Hung-Hsi Wu This two-part series is a partial summary of the longer paper, Textbook School Mathematics and the preparation of mathematics teachers. School mathematics education has been national news for at least two decades. The debate over the adoption … Continue reading

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The Liberal Art of Mathematics

By Priscilla Bremser, Contributing Editor, Middlebury College Somehow, over the last 600 years or so, mathematics has moved from the core of the liberal arts disciplines to entirely outside. We’re all used to this; a “liberal arts math” course is … Continue reading

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Transformation of a Math Student’s Learning

By Morgan Mattingly, undergraduate double-major in STEM Education and Mathematics at the University of Kentucky. Comment from the Editorial Board: We believe that in our discussion of teaching and learning, it is important to include the authentic voices of undergraduate … Continue reading

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Teaching Mathematics Through Immersion

By Priscilla Bremser, Contributing Editor, Middlebury College. Chapter 1 of Make It Stick:  The Science of Successful Learning [2] is called “Learning is Misunderstood.”  That is an understatement, as demonstrated by the remaining chapters.  The book has received several strong … Continue reading

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Do Mathematicians Need New Journals About Education?

By Priscilla Bremser, Contributing Editor, Middlebury College. In the past nine months, I’ve heard colleagues at three different meetings—an AMS sectional meeting in Louisville, the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Baltimore, and the Contemporary Issues in Mathematics Education workshop at the … Continue reading

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Welcome to “On Teaching and Learning Mathematics”

By The Editorial Board. There are major changes afoot in both K-12 and postsecondary mathematics education.  For example, the widespread adoption of the Common Core State Mathematics Standards [5] has been a focal point for everyone involved in K-12 education … Continue reading

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