What does it mean to be “smart” in mathematics? How can we create opportunities for all students so they see themselves as smart?

Dr. Cathery Yeh, Assistant Professor in the Attallah College of Educational Studies teacher education programs, sees these questions as key to closing the achievement and opportunity gaps in US schools.

She has spent the last year and a half building up a math methods course at Chapman University that integrates a Community Math Partnership Program, whereby Chapman students approach math instruction differently and provide on-site after-school tutoring for elementary students in the local Orange County public schools.

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