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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

4×4=1?

Sometimes, early mathematics learning is necessary even in college math courses. A week or so ago, a community college math instructor told me, “You all at AIMS should visit my classroom to study a couple of my students.” He knows that we work with children between the ages of 3 and 8, but thinks there is a niche for us at the community college level as well. Here’s a recent example of how one of ...
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Most Recent ZPC Podcast

Episode 80 | Great Adventures With Grace Florez: Researcher Ventures into the Classroom

Grace Florez took the Fall of 2018 and taught in a Kindergarten classroom. She had spent the previous year and half focusing her mental efforts on learning the theoretical framework outlined by the researchers she and her fellow associates have been studying. She tells us of some of her experiences as the mathematics instructor for her group of five-year olds. Our discussion focuses upon the expectation that children would come in to school as students who began as “perceptual” students (if a collection of objects were hidden from view they could not begin to count them in the abstract). She discusses what she saw change within those students between August and December.

Her experiences both confirmed and challenged her expectations and affirmed her love for teaching, it is obvious in her own talk.

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