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Moses and Secondary Mathematics Laboratory in third year at U. Michigan

Taught by Robert Moses, the Secondary Math Lab (SML) is a two-week algebra course at the University of Michigan School of Education that draws heavily on curriculum developed by the Algebra Project. Moses works with SML staff and participants to create rich mathematical experiences designed to accelerate, rather than remediate, the mathematics learning of students in the summer before they enter high school. The August 6-17th, 2012 SML marked the third annual program directed by Mark Thames, who is a research scientist at the University of Michigan.

In addition to providing underserved students an opportunity to participate in a high quality mathematics course, the laboratory setting makes it possible to study teaching practice and student learning “live” each day in real time, benefiting from the collective expertise of the group. Observers have an opportunity to discuss the lesson with each other and the teacher before and after each lesson. The group includes pre-service and practicing teachers, mathematicians, researchers, and teacher educators. The SML, in conjunction with the Algebra Project Cohort at Ypsilanti High School, helps to build capacity for improvement of teaching and learning in Southeast Michigan.

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