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CMP Participates in NSF's Meeting the Moment: The Future of STEM Education Research in an Age of Transformation Virtual Meeting

Release Date: December 10, 2020

 

Elizabeth Phillips and AJ Edson presented a poster at the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Principal Investigator Virtual Meeting entitled Meeting the Moment: The Future of STEM Education Research in an Age of Transformation. The meeting brought together over 600 project investigators who are conducting fundamental research “to advance knowledge on STEM learning and learning environments.”

Presentation Poster
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The poster, Promoting Productive Disciplinary Engagement and Learning with Open Problems and “Just-in-Time” Supports in Middle School Mathematics, reported on research efforts for one of the collaborative projects between Michigan State University and Concord Consortium.

One of the major goals of the project was to report on the CMP STEM Problem Format in the collaborative digital learning environment. The new problem format centers on an open situation that starts with an initial mathematical challenge, “what if?” situations to students, and a concluding prompt that targets the learning goal, connecting prior and future knowledge. The digital environment also includes “just-in-time” supports for problem-solving as students need them.

In the poster, CMP reported findings related to the research question “What is the nature of productive disciplinary engagement and student learning of mathematics at key development points in a connected sequence of problem and lesson goals?”

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Visit Promoting Productive Disciplinary Engagement and Learning with Open Problems and “Just-in-Time” Supports in Middle School Mathematics for more information on this project.

Acknowledgments

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