Erin E Krupa
Erin’s research pays close attention to the opportunity to learn students are provided within a classroom and how teachers can increase this index for all students, regardless of demographics. Her experiences working in rural, economically disadvantaged communities have been very valuable to understanding of the disparities and triumphs that occur in these communities. She enjoys working with underserved populations and strives to make quality mathematics education more equitable to all students.
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Project is to develop a new "enhanced" degree program leading to a bachelor of arts in mathematics with a concentration in K-6 teaching. This program will feature transformative opportunities to learn mathematics through inquiry-oriented coursework and research experiences so that students will acquire the specialized mathematical knowledge that will prepare them to understand and navigate the challenges, complexities, and diversity of schools and classrooms.
The Mathematics Department of Montclair State University has collaborated with high needs school districts in northern New Jersey to improve mathematics understanding of grades 5-8 students. Teachers at selected schools participate in a three-year professional development. The project topics each year will address different strands of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) until all parts of the CCSSM have been adequately interpreted with clearly developed practices and classroom models that will have an impact on teaching and learning.
Newark 5th and 6th Grade Mathematics Professional Development
NPS proposes to help Grade 5-6 teachers make instructional shifts by supporting ongoing professional development and collaborative inquiry. In the professional development, instructional coaches will work closely with a small group of 5th and 6th grade teachers in a professional learning community. The MSU faculty will not only provide the professional development experiences for teachers, but also conduct research on student learning, teacher beliefs and content knowledge, and teacher implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.
Pre-service Mathematics Teachers' Analysis of Student Thinking
In collaboration with four other universities the aim of this research study is to determine how pre-service mathematics teachers analyze student thinking after engaging in an interview task with a high school student. The goal is to use this research to improve what teachers “notice” about student thinking.