The SMaRT Center, located at 414 Robinson Hall is a resource center for:
- Education majors (science, mathematics, elementary education)
- Mathematics and science majors
- University faculty
The purpose of the center is to provide a facility for students, faculty and teachers to collaborate on research projects and on the improvement of the teaching and learning of mathematics and science.
The center is equipped with:
- Mathematical software (Minitab, Mathematica, Geometer Sketchpad)
- Teaching manipulatives (attribute blocks, geoboards, base-10 blocks, geometric solids, mathematics puzzles and games)
- Textbooks for lesson plans and unit plans
- Smart board
The materials in the center can be borrowed for classroom teaching. If you are interested in borrowing materials, please contact Dr. Denine Burkett directly at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The center also sponsors seminars and teacher in-service workshops. Some seminars and workshops include:
- Matrix graph and graph coloring tools by Dr. John J. Lattanzio (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)
- Developing Mathematical Understanding by Dr. Denine Burkett and Dr. Sally Lima
- Connecting the Pieces for Developing Mathematical Understanding Using Manipulatives by Dr. Denine Burkett and Ms. Melissa Mason
Dr. Denine Burkett
The center was established as a result of a National Science Foundation Collaborative for Excellence grant.