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UNLV gets grant to study middle school education

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Posted at 7:01 PM, Sep 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-01 22:01:52-04

UNLV is getting a big check to study middle school education.

Congresswoman Dina Titus announced Thursday that UNLV will receive a $251,375 National Science Foundation grant as part of a program to investigate middle school mathematics curriculum.

UNLV Associate Professor Dr. Travis Olson will collaborate with researchers from Brigham Young University, the University of Arkansas, and Grand Valley State University in what amounts to a $1,090,283 project funded by the NSF.

The three-year grant will help researchers learn more about how middle school math teachers prepare their lesson plans by interviewing and collecting data from eighth grade math teachers in four states. The study is part of a greater effort by the NSF to emphasize Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) research.