Programs and Services
The Mathematics & Science Education Resource Center (MSERC) at the University of Delaware is dedicated to helping Delaware’s K-12 mathematics and science teachers implement new content and performance standards in their classrooms.
MSERC, in collaboration with the Delaware Math Coalition and the Delaware Department of Education, designs and implements large scale programs of professional development for Delaware’s math and science teachers. Our professional development programs have engaged elementary, middle school, and high school teachers in rethinking content, curriculum, and best practices. Currently we are working closely on an ongoing basis with more than 500 STEM teachers and administrators throughout the state.
Through MSERC, teachers learn to implement new problem-based curricula with attention to:
- Strengthening the connections of K-12 teaching and learning to the new Common Core State Standards in Mathematics and the Next Generation Science Standards, including creating STEMoments to form bridges between math and science instruction.
- Developing a more problem-centered pedagogy.
- Meeting the needs of diverse learners.
- Using formative assessments to uncover all that students know and are able to do.
We also provide classes and materials for hands-on learning:
- Saturday Morning Math is a 6-week program for students, grades K-6, to encourage them to enjoy math as well as learn problem solving skills.
- A resource library provides mathematics manipulatives and supplementary materials.
- A reserve collection of math and science textbooks is available, produced by recent NSF-sponsored curriculum development projects.