We are building geo-spatial technologies, that enable students to explore their city with the purpose of collecting data they bring back to the formal classroom and use as part of their mathematics lessons. This place-based orientation helps students connect their everyday and school mathematical thinking. Researchers are investigating the impact of place-based learning on students' attitudes, beliefs, and self-concepts about mathematics in urban schools.This project is done in partnership with Brooklyn College and the Center for Urban Pedagogy

Supported from the National Science Foundation

Contact

Director: Sarah Williams
Research Assistants: 
Benjamin Golder
Alicia Rouault 

Collaborators:
Laurie Rubel of Brooklyn College
Center for Urban Pedagogy
Support from the National Science Foundation

Spring 2013