Mathematics Teacher Education Partnership: Actively Learning Mathematics Research Action Cluster: A nationwide network of 38 teams — spanning 30 states, 69 universities, 87 school systems, 9 community colleges, and a variety of other interested institutions — working collaboratively to reform secondary mathematics teacher preparation at the college and university level.
Through a coordinated research, development, and implementation effort, the MTE-Partnership aims to develop secondary mathematics teacher preparation programs that meet the challenges of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, and that reflect current research and best practices in the field.
Recently, the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust awarded $1.05 million to the MTE-Partnership, to support its next phase of action, which comprises: Formal establishment of the MTE-Partnership “hub,” or central organizational unit; Simultaneous launching of a system of “Research Action Clusters,” or “RACs,” to address particular issues identified as critical by the Partnership. The grant from the Helmsley Trust includes targeted funding for a RAC on “Actively Learning Mathematics.”
The Actively Learning Mathematics RAC is composed of mathematicians and mathematics education researchers from five institutions of higher education: The University of Colorado Boulder; The University of Nebraska Lincoln; The University of Lincoln Omaha; Auburn University; and West Virginia University.