November 6, 2006
Professor submits statement to National Mathematics
Judit Moschkovich, associate professor of education, submitted
a statement to the National Mathematics Advisory Panel during
the group's Nov. 5-6 meeting in Palo Alto.
Photo: Jennifer McNulty
Moschkovich submitted the statement on behalf of TODOS: Mathematics
for All, an organization that advocates for an equitable and
high-quality mathematics education for all students, in particular
Hispanic and Latino students and students from minority populations,
such as Native Americans and African Americans.
The advisory panel was established by executive order of President
Bush in April to improve student performance in mathematics.
Panelists meeting at Stanford University heard testimony about
student readiness for college-level mathematics, as well as
updates on trends in international math and science study, the
use of instructional technology, and other topics. Those who
were unable to attend were invited to submit written comments
addressing four areas: conceptual knowledge and skills; learning
processes; instructional practices; and teachers.
Moschkovich addressed the needs of Latino English learners
in mathematics classrooms, discussing mathematical proficiency,
conceptual understanding in mathematics, and why communication
is important for learning mathematics.
More information about Moschkovich's research is available
on her web