Daniella Biffi TCU Andrews Institute


The four primary faculty members in the Andrews Institute are advancing the knowledge in mathematics and science education through innovative, site-based research. Teams of faculty and graduate students are examining topics including:

  • Modeling as an effective teaching practice
  • Learning progressions in science
  • Representations of variables
  • Early algebraic understanding
  • Classroom discourse in mathematics
  • Pre-service teacher education in mathematics and science education
  • In-service science teacher professional development
  • Equity issues in access to science (foci on language development)

The Andrews Institute is committed to a cycle of teaching and learning in which teachers, students and university faculty learn new information about best practice in teaching mathematics and science. This involves cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research as well outreach to the community.

The Andrews Institute provides a research venue in which:

  • exchange of alternative ideas is fostered,
  • laboratory space for piloting innovations is provided, and
  • undergraduate and graduate students as co-researchers with faculty is expected.

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