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Julia Aguirre


October 25, 2016

New NSF initiative to bring ‘real-world’ mathematics to elementary education

Julia Aguirre, associate professor of mathematics education at the University of Washington Tacoma.

The National Science Foundation will fund a three-year, $1.5 million research project to study teaching and learning of mathematical modeling in elementary education. Julia Aguirre, an associate professor of mathematics education at the University of Washington Tacoma, is one of four principal investigators leading the endeavor. “Mathematical modeling is a process of using mathematics to…


December 8, 2010

NSF awards $3.5 million to prepare math teachers for diverse classrooms

Julia Aguirre

The UW Tacoma is part of a project funded by the National Science Foundation to transform how K-8 mathematics teachers can be trained as they face classrooms in which many students are not native English speakers.