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AIMS is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting teachers to facilitate the development of a robust mathematical and/or scientific knowledge within their students.

Most Recent Blog Post

Like Eating Vegetables? I Don’t Think So!

Two things I definitely am: a sports fanatic and a lifelong learner. Because of those two things, I have followed John Urschel’s story over the past few years. He is currently a doctoral candidate in applied mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and formerly was an offensive lineman, first at Penn State, then in the NFL for the Baltimore Ravens. I follow his story out of intrigue because I think there is a big ...
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Most Recent ZPC Podcast

Episode 81 | Bev Ford Catapulting Into the Classroom

Bev Ford, a Research Associate here at AIMS, spent the Fall of 2017 as a classroom teacher again after spending several years in deep study of the research around how students form the concept of number. She relates how her awareness of “the mathematics of students” that she does not recall possessing prior to the work she has undertaken in the past several years. She describes how was confronted with how she no longer recalled how she learned mathematics herself. She was also confronted by the sheer magnitude of working within a full classroom. She describes several observed behaviors in students and how she interpreted them as indicators of student understanding.