Dr. Newton teaches mathematics education courses in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Purdue University. She conducts research related to mathematics teaching and learning. Her recent grants include an IDOE Math Science Partnership, Creating Algebra Teaching Communities for Hoosiers, in which she worked with mathematics educators to develop district and state-wide professional communities among those teaching algebra.
Dr. Newton was also awarded a research grant from the National Science Foundation and the Spencer Foundation to investigate opportunities for pre-service teachers to learn about teaching and learning algebra. The study acknowledges and explores algebra’s role as a gatekeeper to advanced mathematics courses and college and career opportunities coupled with the high levels of teacher accountability in algebra courses across the United States.
- Ph.D. — Curriculum, Teaching, and Educational Policy (Mathematics Education), Michigan State University
- M.A. — International Education, George Washington University
- B.S. — Mathematics, Michigan State University
- Mathematics education curriculum
- Mathematics teacher education
- Algebra teaching and learning
- Mathematical argumentation
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