Mathematics Education Center - George Mason University

A primary goal for the MEC is to engage in projects and partnerships that are consistent with our overarching principle of math for the common good. The MEC conducts and collaborates on research and research-informed practices that are consistent with the following guiding principles:

  1. Conduct research in mathematics education and other related fields that support the teaching, learning, and understanding of mathematics with attention to inquiry, community engagement, and access to mathematics.
  2. Conduct research in mathematics education and other related fields that support broadening participation in mathematics education.
  3. Conduct multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary collaborations with partners in order to engage multiple perspectives on mathematics in different contexts. As a field, mathematics education has a long history of drawing on interdisciplinary perspectives. Methodologically, mathematics education also adopts multiple approaches and theoretical framings to address long-standing societal issues. The MEC is situated within that history and also seeks to advance innovative approaches and community collaborations in new ways.

Implementing Research-Informed Evidence-Based Mathematics Teaching

This document contains information and resources to foster the deep, rich mathematical learning of all students. For two evidence-based best practices–implementing rich mathematical tasks and developing fact fluency–the brochure shares key insights from research and resources to support implementation. Although specifically tailored to support the transition to the 2023 Virginia Mathematics Standards of Learning, the information and resources in this brochure are applicable nationwide.

Understanding the 2023 Virginia Mathematics Standards of Learning Revision Process: A Guide To Increase Transparency, Awareness, and Participation

This document provides insight on the 2023 Mathematics Standards of Learning revision process, and shares information about five Areas of Focus that guided the development of the forthcoming 2023 Mathematics Standards of Learning. These Areas of Focus integrated public feedback with research to ensure all Virginia students receive an education grounded in excellence, are proficient in K-12 math, and are college and career ready.

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