Higher Education Faculty Collaboration in Preparing Teachers — Elementary Mathematics
The Carnegie Foundation and the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) developed a research project that examined the mathematical preparation of elementary school teachers at four universities: University of Michigan, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Sonoma State University and Mills College. Through the study of collaborations between mathematicians and education school faculty members who are teaching courses in mathematics, this project sought to document creative new ideas for teaching mathematics and for teaching teachers at the K-5 level.
Stanford University participated by offering a pilot course taught by Carnegie Senior Scholar Liping Ma and Stanford University Professor of Mathematics R. James Milgram closely related to the project's focus.
- Lee S. Shulman, President
- David Eisenbud, MSRI Director
- Deborah Ball, University of Michigan School of Education Dean
- Matt Ellinger, Project Coordinator