GopherMath is a collaborative endeavor initiated in Fall 2016 by faculty in the UMN STEM Center. It involves faculty in Educational Psychology (Dr Robin Codding and Keisha Varma), Curriculum and Instruction (Dr. Kathy Cramer and Erin Baldinger) and Child Development (Michele Mazzocco), and Educational Psychology Graduate Student Stacey Brandjord.
The overarching goal of the study is to improve children’s rational number concept development through teacher professional development, parent engagement, and strengthening whole number skills and concepts. The contribution of the Mazzocco Math and Numeracy Lab to this study is to study the foundational role of whole number concepts in rational number learning.
This research is a partnership with the Minneapolis Public Schools, and is supported by General Next and the University of Minnesota.