Groups Multiplying Efforts to Help Students, Parents with New Math Standards

| February 2, 2015

January 30, 2015 • By Lisa Irish • Arizona Education News Service

While Arizona students’ math achievement levels are lower than the national average, groups training teachers in the latest strategies and developing quality curriculum around the new standards are working to change that.

Rodel Foundation of Arizona’s Math 20/20 program focuses on providing math strategies and support for teachers, students and families.

“What we’re really focusing on is teachers as decision-makers, knowing what their standards are, how those are going to be tested, how to teach them most effectively in the classroom, and what strategies to use,” said Dr. Kimberly Rimbey, chief learning officer for Rodel Foundation of Arizona and a National Board Certified Teacher in early adolescent mathematics.

The program also trains principals and district leaders on how to support and coach teachers, said Rimbey, past president of the Arizona Association of Teachers of Mathematics, former math coach/specialist and district math coordinator.

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