Nov. 16, 2012
Public Affairs Office
Champaign, Ill.—ERDC Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) recently hosted training by the National Center for the Advancement of STEM Education – a DimensionU Refresher workshop for middle school mathematics teachers.
The video gaming tool, DimensionU, supplements the math curriculum appropriate for middle school pre-algebra students. The tool provides students multiplayer missions and can be downloaded for home or school use.
Mathematics teachers from Champaign School District Unit 4 and Urbana School District Unit 116 attended either the one-day refresher workshop for teachers who previously completed the initial three-day training, and six new teachers attended both days.
At the end of training, the instructors announced that, compared to the 17 sites across the nation, the Champaign/Urbana school districts were number one in online usage of the math gaming software tool.