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Columbus Regional Mathematics Collaborative

Columbus Regional Mathematics Collaborative

* * * WE'VE MOVED!! * * *

The Math Collaborative is now located in Frank Brown Hall, a part of CSU's RiverPark Campus in downtown Columbus. The CRMC's new home is in the historic building that once housed the Ledger-Enquirer Newspaper.


 

About the CRMC

 

Mission

 The mission of the Columbus Regional Mathematics Collaborative is to enhance the mathematics education of P-16 students through the development of teacher leaders, beginning with initial preparation and continuing through their professional teaching careers.

 

Goals

   √  Enhance the preparation of prospective mathematics teachers at CSU.

   √  Develop teacher leaders using the most current mathematics education research and best practices for classroom instruction.
   √  Foster the teaching and learning of meaningful mathematics for all students, grades P-16.
   √  Facilitate collaboration between the University and local education agencies, colleges within the University, and the community.

 

Grant Projects

  NEW PROJECTS funded for the FY 2017-2018 school year through the IMPROVING TEACHER QUALITY HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRAM administered by the University of Georgia are:

For Elementary Teachers -  Making Meaning of Representations

This project will provide quality professional learning experiences and ongoing support for elementary teachers in grades K through 3, beginning with a week-long summer workshop and continuing through the school year.  Teachers will increase their mathematics content knowledge of the Grades K-3 Georgia Standards of Excellence and their ability to implement tasks that promote reasoning and problem solving.  Participants will increase their ability to use and connect mathematical representations, and their ability to facilitate meaningful mathematical discourse.  Teachers will also increase their ability to provide instruction which facilitates the building of procedural fluency from conceptual understanding.

For Middle Grades Teachers -  Linking Multiple Representations

This project will provide quality professional learning experiences and ongoing support for teachers in grades 4 through 8, beginning with a week-long summer workshop and continuing through the school year.  Teachers will increase their mathematics content knowledge of the Grades 4-8 Georgia Standards of Excellence and their ability to implement tasks that promote reasoning and problem solving.  Participants will increase their ability to use and connect mathematical representations.  Teachers will increase their ability to facilitate meaningful mathematical discourse, and to provide instruction which facilitates the building of procedural fluency from conceptual understanding.

 

CURRENT PROJECTS which were funded for the FY 2016-2017 school year through the IMPROVING TEACHER QUALITY HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRAM administered by the University of Georgia are:

  •  Elementary School - Developing Algebraic Thinking in the Elementary Grades
    • This project provides quality professional learning experiences and ongoing support for elementary teachers that increase their content knowledge of the standards  in the Operations & Algebraic Thinking domain and increase their ability to implement tasks that promote algebraic reasoning and problem solving.   In addition, participants will increase their ability to provide to their students instruction that facilitates meaningful mathematical discourse.
  • Middle School -  Developing Algebra Readiness
    • This project provides quality professional learning experiences and ongoing support for middle grades teachers that increase their mathematics content knowledge and increase their student-centered mathematics teaching practices and instructional strategies for student success.
  • High School - Developing Conceptual Understanding of High School Mathematics
    • This project provides professional development and ongoing support to high school teachers that will increase their conceptual understanding of high school mathematics standards by engaging in problem solving activities from the Interactive Mathematics Program curricular material.  Teachers will also engage in hands-on training with technology and other math resources that will support learners' conceptual understanding.