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Indiana University -Indiana Mathematics Initiative Partnership
The project is proposed by a partnership formed between Indiana University-Bloomington and nine urban school corporations, (the Indiana Initiative Mathematics Consortium.). There are a total of 126 elementary schools (57 Title I), 36 middle schools and 24 high schools in the districts serving over 115,000 students. There are two major foci (i) providing comprehensive professional development for leadership cadres of teachers and principals; and (ii) insuring that all IMI districts will derive permanent benefit from a major overhaul of the preservice preparation of elementary and high school teachers by the university. Specifically the partnership is to establish linkages between IU's preservice program and IMI districts to enhance the ability of the districts to both attract and retain qualified mathematics teachers.

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Perspectives on Deepening Teachers' Mathematics Content Knowledge: The Case of the Indiana University-Indiana Mathematics Initiative Partnership
"Through the Indiana University-Indiana Mathematics Initiative (IMI) Partnership, Indiana University collaborated with nine school districts from across Indiana to provide professional development for teachers of mathematics. In the elementary grades,…
Using Evidence from Teachers' Online Instructional Learning Logs in Evaluation and Decision-Making in a Math and Science Partnership
"The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the use of evidence collected though an online instructional log system...
It's not your father's math class anymore
Posted by: John LaMaster. New style of teaching includes problem-solving, group work, and a focus on learning math with understanding as opposed to rote memorization and drill.
Implementing Comprehensive Multifaceted Professional Development:Lessons Learned from University and K-12 Partnerships
Posted by: John LaMaster. With the support of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Mathematics Science Partnership (MSP) grant, Indiana University (IU) is currently in its third year of expanding a successful large-scale, middle...
Design and Implementation of Linking Courses: Connecting College Mathematics with High School Mathematics for Pre-service Teachers
Posted by: John LaMaster. A collaborative effort among the Indiana University (IU) Mathematics Department, the IU School of Education, and local high school mathematics teachers resulted in the design of four one-credit courses...
Grande achievement - IMI School Rio Grande Elementary wins national honor
Posted by: John LaMaster. Rio Grande Elementary's track record of academic success has earned it national recognition. On Friday, the school was officially named a No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon School for 2004-05....
Pike Township Schools Participate in Indiana Mathematics Initiative Pilot
Posted by: John LaMaster. Pike Township, a district participating in the IU-IMI MSP using Everyday Mathematics, is featured on the publisher's Web Site as one of their Success Stories. Grade 5 classrooms in Pike...
Math Program Adds Up
Posted by: John LaMaster. In this article from the Terre Haute Tribune Star, IMI Teachers share how using the Everyday Mathematics curriculum equals success even for students "not very good at math".
Challenging math and "fun" not mutually exclusive
Posted by: John LaMaster. For many people, the idea that challenging and comprehensive mathematics instruction also can be fun is, well, a bit of a stretch. Students, teachers and administrators in nine urban Indiana...
Linked IU courses for pre-service secondary teachers
Posted by: John LeMaster. Linked IU courses for pre-service secondary teachers make connections among the content of the upper-level mathematics courses, the content of secondary-school mathematics, and state and national standards...