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Two NatSci Faculty Members Named MSU Foundation Professors

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Image of front facade of MSU College of Natural Science

Two Michigan State University College of Natural Science (NatSci) professors, Piotr Piecuch and Guowei Wei were recently named 2020 MSU Foundation Professors, a designation given to outstanding faculty who demonstrate excellence in research. The MSU…

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More Michigan Students Taking, Passing Advanced Math

Thursday, April 11, 2019
Mathematics, Michigan High School Students

Michigan high school students are going above and beyond the required math curriculum, likely an effect of the state’s graduation requirements finds new research from Michigan State University….

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Harvard’s Noam D. Elkies Visits MSU to Discuss Mathematics and Music

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Elkies teaching piano

Noam D. Elkies is a professor of mathematics at Harvard and the youngest person ever tenured at the university. His research on elliptic curves, lattices, and other aspects…

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MSU Collaborating with Chilean Math Teachers to Improve Learning

Friday, May 26, 2017
The teaching-research team wraps up a weeklong collaboration exploring fraction representations in Chile.

Two mathematics education scholars from Michigan State University, Higinio Dominguez and Sandra Crespo, are collaborating with Chile’s Universidad Católica Silva Henríques on the project, Teaching Relations: Uniting Students…

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Schools Worsen Inequality, Especially in Math Instruction

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Schooling plays a surprisingly large role in shortchanging the nation’s poorest students of critical math skills, according to a massive new study led by a Michigan State University…

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MSU Research History: A New Way to Teach Math

Tuesday, January 1, 1985

1985 – Michigan State University educational researchers Glenda Lappan, Elizabeth Phillips, William Fitzgerald and Mary Winter, with support from National Science Foundation (NSF) professional development grants, develop an innovative…

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