Dr. Karin Wiburg invited to showcase research in Washington, D.C.

NMWIT 2014 Honoree Dr. Karin Wiburg

NMWIT 2014 Honoree Dr. Karin Wiburg

Karin Wiburg, co-director of the College of Education’s Institute for Equity in Mathematics and Science Education at New Mexico State University, has been selected to showcase her research on student learning of mathematics using games and inquiry in Washington, D.C., next week.

Wiburg, who is also a distinguished professor of Learning Design and Technology, Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education, was invited by the American Educational Research Association and the National Science Foundation to join other researchers from around the country on April 29 for a showcase for members of the U.S. Senate.

“What we will highlight is our recent research with 49 teachers and around 800 students who used our Math Snacks intervention and how the students using these materials learned more mathematics than the students who didn’t use these materials,” Wiburg said.

Math Snacks consists of games plus inquiry activities and provides an alternative access to math for children who might think they don’t like math.

Read more: http://newscenter.nmsu.edu/Articles/view/11083/nmsu-college-of-education-professor-invited-to-showcase-research-in-washington-d-c


Dr. Wiburg & Dr. Trujillo had a very successful day sharing Math Snacks with Congress. They were invited by AERA as a featured NSF project. Karin notes “We even found a few kids at the showcase to play Monster School Bus.”


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