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STEM Education Seminar Series features Professor Thomas Post

PostT.jpgThis Wednesday, October 3rd, the STEM Education Center will present Curriculum and Instruction Professor Thomas Post in the latest STEM Education Seminar Series event. Professor Post will speak on the Minnesota Mathematics Achievement Project.

Thomas Post
Professor of Mathematics Education
University of Minnesota

The Minnesota Mathematics Achievement Project: Design, Implementation and Implications

October 3, 2012 from 11:30 am - 1 pm
in McNeal Hall, Room 216

The Minnesota Mathematics Achievement Project:
The Minnesota Mathematics Achievement Project (MNMAP) has examined the relationship between high school mathematics curricula and college level mathematics performance. The MNMAP papers have addressed this issue from a variety of perspectives. A key feature of these studies is that their sequential nature provides complementary evidence of the impact of high school mathematics curricula on college mathematics performance across a wide variety of dependent variables. This presentation will provide an overview of the design, implementation and implications of the studies completed in this program of research.

About Thomas Post
Thomas Post is currently professor of mathematics education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and is an affiliate at the STEM Education Center. He has taught courses and written materials focused on mathematics methods, research, manipulative materials, remedial instruction, and the psychology of mathematical conceptual development. He has conducted research dealing with mathematical learning and concept development and is interested in the relationship between theoretically based instructional activities, and the nature of the resulting student conceptual development.

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