Judit Moschkovich joins two national leadership programs for mathematics education

Professional portrait of Judit Moschkovich
Professor Judit Moschkovich

Education Professor and Social Sciences Associate Dean for Equity and Justice Judit Moschkovich recently received two national appointments that will draw upon her expertise in equitable mathematics education. 

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine appointed Moschkovich as a member of the U.S. National Commission on Mathematics Instruction, through which she’ll be working to promote the advancement of mathematics education in the United States and around the world. The organization fosters international collaboration among researchers and educators in mathematics. 

Meanwhile the National Academy of Education appointed Moschkovich as a co-chair for a new project called the Equity in Math Education Research Grants (EMERG) Program. The program is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and will support early-career scholars in making significant contributions to K-12 mathematics education research, with the goal of advancing math experiences for African-American, Latine, and Indigenous students, as well as students from communities experiencing inter-generational poverty. As a co-chair, Moschkovich will help to develop the structure of the program and draft a conceptual framework to guide research in mathematics education. 

Moschkovich’s own research uses sociocultural approaches to study mathematical thinking and learning, mathematical discourse, and language in mathematics education. In particular, she has examined mathematics learning for bilingual and/or Latine adolescent learners and documented the strengths these students use during classroom mathematical discussions. She uses these examples to contradict deficit views of bilingual and/or Latine students as mathematics learners.