The Andrews Institute is committed to a cycle of teaching and learning in which teachers, students and university faculty learn new information about best practices in teaching mathematics and science. This involves cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research as well outreach to the community.
Teams of faculty and graduate students examine topics including:
- Modeling as an effective teaching practice
- Learning progressions in science
- Representations of variables
- Early algebraic understanding
- Classroom discourse in mathematics
- Pre-service teacher education in mathematics and science education
- In-service science teacher professional development
- Equity issues in access to science (foci on language development)
The Andrews Institute provides a research venue in which:
- exchange of alternative ideas is fostered,
- laboratory space for piloting innovations is provided, and
- undergraduate and graduate students as co-researchers with faculty is expected.