Skip to main content Skip to navigation
CAS in the Media Arts and Sciences Media Headlines

Summer institute helps teachers make math reasoning explicit

Libby Knott
Libby Knott
It’s mid-way through the WSU summer session and nearly every table in the Math Learning Center on the Pullman campus is full. Look closely, though, and you’ll see that these aren’t your traditional undergraduate students: it’s a special summer institute for 75 elementary and secondary math teachers designed to help them help their students.

“In traditional math instruction, students are taught how to use a certain formula,” said Libby Knott, professor of mathematics and director of the summer institute, “but they aren’t taught why it works or what the reasoning is behind the process.”

Read the article in WSU News