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Researcher receives $52,000 grant

Chandra Orrill, a research scientist in the College of Education’s Learning and Performance Support Laboratory, has received a federal grant to work with a group of elementary school teachers to enhance student mathematical thinking and problem solving.

The Technology Integration in Mathematics project is funded by a $52,623 Higher Education-Improving Teacher Quality grant (No Child Left Behind, Title II Part A). It began in July and runs through May 2006.

“The goal of the program is to improve mathematics instruction through the integration of technology and the use of open-ended mathematics problems,” says Orrill.

Orrill-along with Denise Mewborn, an associate professor of mathematics and science education, and Sybilla Beckmann Kazez, an associate professor of mathematics, as well as graduate students Andrew Tyminski and Ernise Singleton – will work with 24 teachers in third through fifth grades from four elementary schools in Richmond County.