Your help could further MMSA’s vision of a brighter STEM future for the State of Maine and the nation. Today, I ask you to support MMSA and become a part of the movement to support exciting new ways for our youth to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math.
MMSA Title: Senior Research Scientist
Dr. Jan Mokros joined MMSA in September 2008. She is a developmental psychologist who studies how children learn mathematics in and out of school. She has developed math curricula, programs in math for museums, zoos, and aquaria, and has studied the impact of these programs. Dr. Mokros is Principal Investigator on the NSF-funded “STEM Guides” project and co-Director of the Reach Center program, both of which serve rural Maine youth. She directs MMSA’s involvement in the STEM Ecosystems project. She serves as Chair of the Board of Visitors at UMaine Augusta, serves on the Maine STEM Council, on project advisory boards for TERC and Concord Consortium, and on the national advisory boards for the Teen Science Cafe Network. She is the key mathematical consultant for Evergreen’s “Math Alive” exhibit program.
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Farrin, L., and Mokros, J.R. (2012) Energy Monitoring: Powerful Connections between Math, Science, and Community. Science Scope, National Association of Science Teachers.
Southworth, M, Mokros, J.R., Dorsey, C and Smith, R (2010). The Case for Cyberlearning: Genomics (and Dragons!) in the High School Biology Classroom, Science Teacher, National Association of Science Teachers.
Mokros, J. R and Wright, TW (2009). Data Literacy in Zoos and Aquariums. Teaching Children Mathematics, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Mokros, J. R. (2007) Book review of Learning in Places: The Informal Education Reader. Visitor Studies, 10(1), 1-3.
Mokros (Ed), Math Momentum in Science Centers, Western Edge Press, December, 2006.
Kliman, M., Mokros, J. & Campbell, C. (2006) Math out of school: Families math game playing at home. School Community Journal
Mokros, J.R., Kliman, M. and Freeman, H. (2004) Time for Math in Afterschool. Unpublished policy paper, Mass2020, Boston, MA.
Mokros, J. R. (2004). Learning to Reason Numerically: The Impact of CoInvestigations Chapter in S. Senk and D. Thompson (Eds), What Research Tells us About Math Reform Curricula, Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.