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The Rice University Mathematics Leadership Institute
Three mathematical sciences departments at Rice University, in partnership with Aldine and Houston Independent School Districts, are providing the Mathematics Leadership Institute (MLI) for high school mathematics teachers in the Houston area. MLI is a collaboration among two ethnically diverse school districts, the Departments of Mathematics (MATH), Computational and Applied Mathematics (CAAM), and Statistics (STAT) at Rice University and the Rice University School Mathematics Project (RUSMP).

The MLI is developing a cadre of 80 lead teachers in mathematics and expanding teachers' knowledge in each of the important mathematics strands that form the core of the high school mathematics curriculum.

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Project Contributions

Lead Teachers Foster Institutional Changes in Their Schools and School Districts
Posted by: Richard Parr. The Rice University Mathematics Leadership Institute (MLI) was an NSF-funded Math-Science Partnership created to provide a coherent sequence of summer and academic-year professional development for 80 lead teachers. Led by…
Characteristics of Lead Teachers and Their Roles in the Institutionalization of the Rice University Mathematics Leadership Institute on Their Campuses: A Case Study
Posted by: Richard Parr. MLI developed 80 lead teachers through intensive professional development in mathematics content and pedagogy…
Teachers' Professionalism, Students' Achievement, and Systemic Change
Implementation and evaluation of the Rice University Mathematics Leadership Institute (MLI) resulted in lessons learned regarding leadership factors at both micro- and macro-levels of educational systems which impacted how institutional…
The Rice University Mathematics Leadership Institute/Houston Independent School District Lesson Study Project
This paper addresses the following claim(s): "Although MLI has been in existence for four years, the Lesson Study Project is a newer initiative developing from Rice's collaboration with HISD. Thus…
The Impact of the Lead Teacher Professional Learning Community Within the Rice University Mathematics Leadership Institute
"Now in its fourth year, Rice University's Mathematics Leadership Institute (MLI) has developed over sixty high school mathematics Lead Teachers. We focus on how membership in MLI has impacted participant…
Strengthening Mathematics Teachers' Pedagogical Content Knowledge Through Collaborative Investigations in Combinatorics
Posted by: Richard Parr. "The NSF-funded Rice University Mathematics Leadership Institute immersed high school lead teachers in collaborative, combinatorics problem-solving experiences...
Boosting Student Achievement in Math and Science
Posted by: Richard Parr. An article that highlights the increases in student achievement by students taught by participants in Rice University's Mathematics Leadership Institute.
Building Bridges Between Rice Research and Houston's Teaching Communites
Posted by: Richard Parr. "Rice University's Beyond Traditional Borders, a multidisciplinary, biomedical education initiative, has designed a new science elective for middle and high school students to address current issues in...
Rice Mathematics Leadership Institute comes to Aldine ISD
Posted by: Anne Papakonstantinou. An article that highlights the Aldine Independent Schools District's partnership with Rice University as part of the NSF Math Science Partnership grant.
Dept. of Ed's Sclafani to speak
Posted by: Anne Papakonstantinou. An article that highlights the opening of the Rice University NSF Mathematics Leadership Institute Summer Program, which was kicked off by a keynote presentation by Dr. Susan Sclafani, Assistant Secretary...
High Schools and University Team Up to Improve Math Instruction
Posted by: Anne Papakonstantinou. A description of Rice University's NSF Mathematics Science Partnership grant.
Rice University Receives Grant to Improve Math Instruction
Posted by: Anne Papakonstantinou. A description of the NSF Mathematics Science Partnership Grant awarded to Rice University
New Math Institute Seeks to Help Teachers Engage Students.
Posted by: Anne Papakonstantinou. An overview of the goals of the Rice University NSF Mathematics Leadership Institute
Rice Mathematics Leadership Institute Website
Posted by: Richard Parr. This website provides details about Rice University's National Science Foundation Mathematics Leadership Institute.