Math Research

Predicting and addressing difficulties with fractions

In 2010, the Center for Improving the Learning of Fractions (CILF) was established at the University of Delaware. As part of a $10 million center grant from the Institute of Read More

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Number Sense Screener to help Pre-K, K and 1st graders

Nancy Jordan has received funding through IES to refine and extend work on a Number Sense Screener for identifying children at risk for mathematical difficulties. Read More

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Improving teacher prep in mathematics

Researchers in UD’s Department of Mathematics Education received grants to explore how to strengthen teacher preparation curriculum, to improve students’ understanding and instruction of math concepts. Read More

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Helping kindergarteners develop number sense

To help teachers strengthen the foundation of math skills for young children, Nancy Jordan and Nancy Dyson, School of Education, have developed a curriculum called Number Sense Interventions. Jordan is in Read More

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Intervention may predict math achievement

SHAPE UP!: An spatial skills intervention for preschoolers that may predicts mathematics achievement This $880K 3-year study conducted by Roberta Golinkoff follows a group of preschoolers over the course of 14 Read More

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Linking geometric, mathematical and spatial skills

The longitudinal relationship between geometric, mathematical, and spatial skills in preschool and kindergarten  To uncover the links between geometric, mathematical and spatial skills, this $17K 1-year project, led by Roberta Read More

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Teaching Fractions

The Center for Improving Learning of Fractions The Institute of Education Sciences awarded a $10 million grant to UD professor Nancy C. Jordan, Lynn Fuchs at Vanderbilt University and Robert Read More

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