A recent article from the Big Ten Network showcased the College of Education’s Mathletics program, a 3-week day camp for middle school students that combines math with athletics. Students are given access to Maryland athletic facilities and engage in mini-sports to create their own statistics.
The camp was created by the Maryland Institute for Minority Achievement and Urban Education (MIMAUE), which works to improve minority achievement, eliminate the achievement gap, and improve urban education. Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership professor Stephanie Timmons-Brown is the executive director of MIMAUE and facilitates the camp.
Dr. Lawrence M. Clark, a professor in the department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership, co-facilitates the camp with Dr. Timmons-Brown. Dr. Clark’s research examines and explores influences on teachers’ mathematics instructional practices, particularly in schools with a history of low achievement in mathematics.