MCPER Mathematics Institute Fellows Barbara Dougherty and Karen Karp will lead a symposium titled “2b or Not 2b: Preparing for Algebra in Multitiered Systems of Support” from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on February 20 in Thompson Conference Center Room 3.122. The symposium will focus on research-based strategies that can support student understanding at the conceptual and procedural levels. The researchers also will share assessments that target misunderstandings and link them to student learning. Free parking is available; for more information, visit the Thompson Conference Center website. To RSVP, send an e-mail with “Algebra” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dougherty is co-author of the Essential Understanding series published by National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), a former board member of NCTM, and the Richard G. Miller Endowed Chair of Mathematics Education at the University of Missouri.
Karp is the co-author of Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally (8th ed.), a former board member of NCTM, and a professor in mathematics education at the University of Louisville.