Students and faculty from the Poincaré Institute recently participated in the 2011 Community Day at Tufts!
We set up a table and brought math games with us. The games were made from supplies, such as plastic containers, that you can find around the house. We enjoyed playing the games and talking about math and science with some of the students and parents from two of our partner districts, Medford and Somerville.
It was a great opportunity for us to talk about our project and have some fun at the same time. We are already looking forward to the 2012 Community Day!
Poincaré Course Launch
On January 7 and 8, 2011, the first cohort of 60 teachers, from the nine partner districts, took part at Tufts in the launch of the first of the three Poincaré Institute online graduate courses. We spend Friday evening socializing and learning about folks from the various districts. On Saturday we got to work. In the morning we took part in animated discussions about ordering pairs of numbers and categorizing a variety of mathematics representations. On Saturday afternoon we dove into the online learning environment and got started with the challenge for Week 1. Lots of work but lots of fun. In short, it was a memorable weekend and a great kickoff for the Institute.
Tufts receives $9.5 million to launch Poincaré Institute for Mathematics Education
“Medford —A Tufts University School of Arts and Sciences project to strengthen mathematics education for middle school children in school districts in Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire has received a $9.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation Math and Science Partnership Program.
The five-year grant will team public school teachers with mathematicians, physicists and educational researchers from Tufts’ Arts and Sciences faculty under a single umbrella named the Poincaré Institute: A Partnership for Mathematics Education. Tufts is working closely with TERC, a nonprofit research organization dedicated to improving mathematics, science and technology teaching and learning.” Learn More
Grant to fund middle−school math program
By Amelia Quinn
Published: Wednesday, October 6, 2010
“Tufts hopes to give a boost to a new generation of young students by improving instruction in a number of middle schools across New England.
Tufts has recently joined forces with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help improve middle school math education in nine communities in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine thanks to a five−year, $9.5 million grant from the NSF. Tufts mathematicians, physicists and educational researchers will partner with public school teachers from the selected districts to staff the Poincaré Institute for Mathematics Education.” Learn More
Tufts Daily – Grant to fund middle-school math program
The Poincaré Institute will train New England public school teachers
Medford Transcript – Tufts receives $9.5 million to launch Poincaré Institute for Mathematics Education