NYU's Simon Receives $2 Million NSF Grant to Study Mathematical Concept Development


Steinhardt's Martin Simon has been awarded a $2 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation for research on students' concept development and the design of an innovative approach to teaching rational number (e.g., fractions, ratio) in elementary schools.

 Martin Simon, professor of mathematics education at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, has been awarded a $2 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation for research on students' concept development and the design of an innovative approach to teaching rational number (e.g., fractions, ratio) in elementary schools. Simon’s co-investigators on the Measurement Approach to Rational Number (MARN) Project are Barbara Dougherty, professor, Iowa State University, and Zaur Berkaliev, assistant professor, Illinois Institute of Technology.

The MARN Project researchers will investigate learning in classes that used the successful Elkonin-Davydov (E-D) elementary mathematics curriculum developed in Russia. Based on this research, they will adapt principles of this curriculum for incorporation into U.S. elementary mathematics classrooms. The particular emphasis is on mu 500

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