What's So New About the New New Math?
iROC: Investigating Research on Campus
An MSMC Library Week Event
Monica Merritt, associate professor of education at Mount Saint
Mary College, will present “What’s So New About the New New
Math? George Pólya and Connections to the Common Core Standards for
Mathematical Practice” on April 7 at 12:45 p.m.
Part of the Mount’s Investigating Research on Campus (iROC)
series, the talk will take place in the Kaplan Family Library and
Learning Center at the Mount, 330 Powell Ave., Newburgh.
The event is free and open to the public.
Pólya, who Merritt calls “one of the most remarkable
mathematicians of the 20th century,” made fundamental contributions
to problem solving theory and mathematics education. Merritt will
discuss how Pólya’s work can be used to apply and gain a better
understanding of the Common Core Standards for Mathematical
Merritt has worked in mathematics education for more than 20
years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University, a
Master of Science from Bank Street College of Education, and a
Doctor of Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.
The goal of the Mount’s iROC seminar series is to “provide a
forum for Mount faculty, staff, and students to present research
proposals, preliminary data, and completed projects,” explained
Douglas A. Robinson, assistant professor of biology and coordinator
of the program. The iROCs feature various academic fields.
For more information about this or any of the iROC
presentations, or to volunteer as or recommend an iROC speaker,
please contact the coordinators of the iROC program - Dr. Doug
Robinson, Assistant Professor of Biology, 845-569-3648, firstname.lastname@example.org
or Barbara Petruzzelli, Director of the Library, 845-569-3601, email@example.com.