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Senior Research Associate, Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM), WestEd
After spending 20 years in classrooms K-12, Mardi Gale came to WestEd in 1992 as a Regional Director for the Mathematics Renaissance Middle Grades and K-12 initiatives, funded by the National Science Foundation. These initiatives worked with schools for systemic change, to build capacity, and improve mathematics instruction. In addition, Gale was an Associate Director for the Mathematics Renaissance Leadership Alliance, designing professional development and working with districts to develop leadership teams.
Posts by Mardi
December 08, 2015
For years, philosophers have been saying that nothing worth having comes without some effort. What does this mean for students' learning?
June 16, 2015
A few weeks ago my husband surprised me with an early birthday party. It was amazing, but during dinner the subject of the Common Core came up during my conversation with two guests, an architect and...
April 21, 2015
When she was in fifth grade, my daughter came home one evening with math homework consisting of 25 two-place division problems and the checks.
March 04, 2015
Mardi Gale explores the importance of using the proper vocabulary in math instruction.
September 22, 2014
There is more to good problem solving than just getting the right answer.