BOONE, N.C.—Dr. Katherine Mawhinney, professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Appalachian State University, Dr. P. Holt Wilson and Dr. Kimberly Kappler Hewitt at the University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNC-G), Dr. Allison McCulloch of North Carolina State University and Dr. Michelle Stephan of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte received $30,432 in funding from UNC-G for a one-year project designed to assist mathematics educators in effectively implementing curriculum.
The project, entitled Learning Through Implementation: Investigating Mathematics Learning Across Communities, will simultaneously advise upon and study the implementation of new secondary mathematics standards. The project will dually co-design support structures for teachers and administrators, and inform the larger mathematics education community about how teachers and leaders navigate through changes in mathematics curriculum and the implementation of those changes.
About the Department of Mathematical Sciences
The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers undergraduate degrees in Actuarial Science and Mathematics, with concentrations in business, computation, life sciences, physical sciences, secondary teaching and statistics, plus a general, self-designed concentration. The department also offers the Master of Arts in Mathematics with concentrations in college teaching and secondary teaching.
About Appalachian State University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.