MSU mathematics educator invited to White House "Math Matters" meeting

  • Sep 6, 2016
  • Faculty & Staff, Research, Mathematics

Tsveta Sendova

Tsveta Sendova, MSU mathematics educator and co-director of the Center for Instructional Mentoring at MSU was invited to attend the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy "Math Matters" meeting.

Tsveta Sendova, Michigan State University mathematics educator and co-director of the Center for Instructional Mentoring (CIM) at MSU, is one of several mathematics educators nationally to be invited to the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) "Math Matters" meeting on Sept. 8.

Sendova will share MSU's contributions to active learning in mathematics and, in particular, CIM's focus on developing instructional skills in early career mathematicians.

“It is an honor to be invited to the OSTP’s Math Matters meeting and share some of the active learning pedagogies supported by the Center of Instructional Mentoring in MSU’s Department of Mathematics,” Sendova said. “I am looking forward to meeting award-winning math and science teachers, math educators and math education innovators from around the nation.”

During the meeting, attendees will have an opportunity to discuss strategies to teach math using active learning pedagogy, share best practices and network with colleagues engaged in math education from across the country.  Attendees will also join a symposium on active learning hosted by the National Science Foundation to continue the discussion with more than 200 award-winning K-12 science and mathematics teachers. 

“We are very pleased that Tsveta was selected to participate in this important national dialogue,” said Keith Promislow, chairperson of the Department of Mathematics in MSU’s College of Natural Science. “She will be a great ambassador, and her invitation is a reflection of the national prominence of the reforms taking place in MSU mathematics gateway instruction.”