Funded Projects

Promoting Mathematics Learning and Engagement in Digital Collaborative Environment

The National Science Foundation awarded two large grants totaling $4.5 million to Michigan State University and the Concord Consortium to help explore new possibilities for CMP classrooms. 

Project 1: Collaborative - Enhancing Middle Grades Students' Capacity to Develop and Communicate Their Mathematical Understanding of Big Ideas Using Digital Inscriptional Resources
Principal Investigators: Elizabeth Phillips, Kristen Bieda, Chad Dorsey, Alden Edson, and Joseph Krajcik
Funding Source: National Science Foundation
Dates: September 2016 - August 2020 (estimated)
Amount: $3 million

Project 2: Promoting Productive Disciplinary Engagement and Learning with Open Problems and "Just-in-Time" Supports in Middle School Mathematics
Principal Investigators: Elizabeth Phillips, Kristen Bieda, Chad Dorsey, Alden Edson, and Joseph Krajcik
Funding Source National Science Foundation
Dates: April 2017 - March 2021 (estimated)
Amount: $1.5 million

Both projects aim to develop a digital platform using the Connected Mathematics curriculum to study how middle school students engage in making sense of mathematics in an inquiry-oriented classroom environment.

In the Digital Mathematical Inscriptions Project, the research team seeks to understand how to support students in what they write or draw in collaborative settings and on how to track conceptual growth of big mathematical ideas over time.

In the Open Problems and Supports Project, the research team seeks to understand how students collaboratively explore problems and make sense of the mathematics problems by developing and testing "just-in-time" supports that help students increase access to and maintain the challenge of mathematics problems.

Announcements

Student using technology

August 1, 2019
Twitter The DRK-12 Network: Featured #DRK12 Video of the Week: A Digital Collaborative Mathematics Classroom Using a Problem-Based Curriculum

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Teacher and Student

August 1, 2019
MSUToday: Collaborative Digital Classroom Environments Focus Of NSF Grants

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July 16, 2019
Connected math: Collaborative digital classroom environments focus of NSF grants

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Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National Science Foundation grants DRL-1660926, and DR-1620934 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.