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The National Science Foundation has awarded three large grants totaling approximately $6.3 million to Michigan State University and the Concord Consortium to help explore new possibilities for CMP classrooms. 

Enhancing the Teacher-Curriculum Relationship in Problem-Based Mathematics Classrooms by Connecting Teacher and Student Digital Collaborative Environments
Principal Investigators:
  • Elizabeth Phillips (Michigan State University),
  • AJ Edson (Michigan State University),
  • Kristen Bieda (Michigan State University), 
  • Joseph Krajcik (Michigan State University), 
  • Chad Dorsey (Concord Consortium), and
  • Nathan Kimball (Concord Consortium).
Funding Source: National Science Foundation
Award Number: DLR-2007842
Dates: August 1, 2020 to July 31, 2024 (estimated)
Amount: $1.89 million
Advisory Board: 
  • Jinfa Cai (University of Delaware),
  • Jeffrey Choppin (University of Rochester),
  • Funda Gonulates (Northern Kentucky University),
  • Kara Jackson (University of Washington, Seattle),
  • Joseph Krajcik (Michigan State University), and
  • Margaret Smith (University of Pittsburgh).

Promoting Productive Disciplinary Engagement and Learning with Open Problems and "Just-in-Time" Supports in Middle School Mathematics
 
Principal Investigators:
  • Elizabeth Phillips (Michigan State University),
  • AJ Edson (Michigan State University),
  • Kristen Bieda (Michigan State University), 
  • Joseph Krajcik (Michigan State University), 
  • Chad Dorsey (Concord Consortium), and
  • Nathan Kimball (Concord Consortium).
Funding Source: National Science Foundation
Award Number: DRL-1660926 
Dates: April 2017 - March 2021 (estimated)
Amount: $1.5 million
Advisory Board:
  • Jinfa Cai (University of Delaware),
  • Jeffrey Choppin (University of Rochester), 
  • Susan Friel (University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill), 
  • Valerie Mills (Oakland Schools, MI), and
  • Margaret Smith (University of Pittsburgh).
     

Collaborative Research: Enhancing Middle Grades Students' Capacity to Develop and Communicate Their Mathematical Understanding of Big Ideas Using Digital Inscriptional Resources
Principal Investigators:
  • Elizabeth Phillips (Michigan State University),
  • AJ Edson (Michigan State University),
  • Kristen Bieda (Michigan State University), 
  • Joseph Krajcik (Michigan State University), 
  • Chad Dorsey (Concord Consortium), and
  • Nathan Kimball (Concord Consortium).
Funding Source: National Science Foundation
Award Number: DRL-1620934DRL-1620874
Dates: September 2016 - August 2021 (estimated)
Amount: $3 million
Advisory Board:
  • Jinfa Cai (University of Delaware),
  • Jeffrey Choppin (University of Rochester),
  • Susan Friel (University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill),
  • Valerie Mills (Oakland Schools, MI), and
  • Margaret Smith (University of Pittsburgh).
     

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NSF LogoThis work was supported by the National Science Foundation grants DRL-1660926, DR-1620934, DRL-1660926, and DLR-2007842. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.