Practitioner Wisdom Series: The M.A.T.H. Today Project

Practitioner Wisdom Series: The M.A.T.H. Today Project

Feb 2010

A Podcast with Dr. Karen Jones

Dr. Karen H. Jones, a professor of workforce education at the University of Georgia and ACTE's 2005 National Outstanding Career and Technical Educator, spoke to Catherine Imperatore of ACTE about the M.A.T.H. Today (Mathematics and Technology Happen Today) Project, a grant-funded three-year study of whether participation in computer-based mathematics programs would improve work-related math skills of students from special populations. This study was identified by ACTE and the NRCCTE through the Center's Promising and Practitioner Wisdom project, a search for innovative practices that meet the needs of CTE students.

M.A.T.H.  Today was a three year study funded by an Improving Teacher Quality Grant, which is funded through No Child Left Behind. The idea for the study came from the realization that basically every student needs to master challenging mathematics-and that students from special populations may not be able to meet national and state mathematics standards.