Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Deborah Ball to lead an Elementary Mathematics Laboratory in Grand Rapids

Tags: ball, news, teacher education initiative, teachingworks

Each summer, the Elementary Mathematics Laboratory (EML) runs at the School of Education for two weeks. It is a teaching and research project that features a mathematics program for incoming fifth-graders that is taught by mathematics educator and School of Education dean Deborah Ball.

This summer, in addition to its usual two-week run at the school, Deborah Ball will take the program to Grand Rapids, working with 27 incoming fifth graders.

This program provides  schoolchildren with an opportunity to work with expert researchers and teachers to improve their mathematical knowledge and skill. At the same time the EML creates a space for diverse professionals representing a range of expertise and perspectives to work together to solve complex problems of learning and teaching.

The April 6, 2010, Record Update contained an article about the upcoming meeting of the Board of Regents. The meeting will focus on the university's ties to Western Michigan, including this summer's EML.

More information about the Grand Rapids EML can be found on the Office of the Vice President for Communication's U-M and West Michigan website.

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