Linking Research and Practice

I am committed to the advancement of mathematics education through practices and processes that help establish greater connections between the work of research and the work of teaching and learning. I focus on the meaningful learning of school algebra with multiple representations.

Curious to learn more?

Fonger Research Brief – IES, 2016-11-21 from WCER on Vimeo.

  • Interested in engaging in research? Check out a recent Mathematics Teacher piece I co-wrote on teachers’ engagement in research Why? How? Now!

The goal of providing all students access to quality math education requires that teachers and researchers collaborate and engage together as a community.

Fonger, Reiten, Strachota, Ozgur (2017)

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Fonger, Reiten, Strachota, Ozgur (2017)
  • How can we build bridges between research and practice? My stance is that we build the essential connections through community, collaboration, and communication. Stay tuned for my upcoming talk April 5 at the Tristate Instructors of Mathematics Network at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
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Community, Collaboration, and Communication are essential aspects of connection
  • Funding agencies asking for this kind of collaborative work in education. Check out the IES Partnership grants, and the William T Grant Foundation programs — one of their main areas of focus is improving the use of research evidence. Reach out via email if you’re interested in joining me in this effort to strengthen connections between research and practice.
Mathematics Education Communities of Practice
How are we engaging at the boundaries of our communities of practice?
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