Dr. Rod Berger discusses math research with Dr. David Eisenbud, director of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and director of the Math for America Foundation, and the need to identify and empower effective teachers, including relying on stronger curriculum, to raise math literacy.
Teachers are the most important classroom component when it comes to student success having a two to three fold impact on student math performance compared with any other school factor. With a growing number of tools and systems available to educators, and the data to show what is most effective, we are in an excellent position to move math forward and truly make America math literate.
Having been professor of mathematics at UC Berkeley since 1997, Dr. David Eisenbud offers a unique insight into where the research community sees opportunity to improve math outcomes compared to what's currently happening in the classroom.
Covering many aspects of math, from the need to identify effective teachers, the varied and increasing curricula options, our falling ranking in international comparisons, math social justice, and the need to better align math with our real world experiences, Dr. David Eisenbud brings wealth of knowledge to the conversation.
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