Growing calls for better preparation of the nation's mathematics teachers prompted the MAA to create PMET, Preparing Mathematicians to Educate Teachers, which ran from 2003 to 2009 and was a multi-dimensional program aimed at ensuring that mathematics teachers and faculty have access to the best resources and pedagogical methods to stimulate interest in mathematics amongst students.
The PMET program had four major components:
- Faculty Development - Workshops and minicourses were run to help mathematicians be better prepared to provide high-quality mathematical education to teachers.
- Information and Resources - PMET provided the mathematics community with information about the mathematical education of teachers through talks, articles, and the internet.
- Regional Networks - PMET built an network of regional groupings to help initiate, support and coordiante efforts at individual institutions to improve the mathematical education of teachers.
- Mini-grants - PMET supported efforts by mathematicians at individual institutions to improve their teacher education programs and develp new instructional materials.
Preparing Mathematicians to Educate Teachers (PMET) was a project of the MAA funded by DUE-0230847, a grant issued through the National Dissemination Track of the National Science Foundation's Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement Program (CCLI-ND).
This website will continue to be hosted by the Mathematical Association of America and serve as an archive of information about PMET for people interested in preparing mathematicians to educate teachers to teach America's students.
Questions about PMET? Contact Olga Dixon at 202-319-8498 or email@example.com.