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Supporting math initiative adds up for Purdue Fort Wayne officials

Ron Friedman, a university dean and professor, sees the value of an untraditional instructional model that local math teachers are promoting.

Along with boosting students’ critical thinking and communication skills, he said, thinking classrooms provide opportunities for students to be fully immersed and engaged in math.

Purdue University Fort Wayne’s College of Science, of which Friedman is dean, provided $1,100 for this fall’s Reinvigorating Math Classrooms program for area middle and high school teachers. It includes seven professional development sessions centered on the building thinking classrooms framework.

The effort also received support from the university’s School of Education, Department of Teacher Education, and the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

Read more in The Journal Gazette (subscription required)