Center for Mathematics and Science Education

The University of Mississippi

Mathematical Modeling in the Middle Grades

Workshop Description

Modeling with mathematics requires students to pose and explore real-world questions, identify and define relevant quantities, as well as test and revise mathematical models to answer these questions. In this one-day workshop, participants will discuss the modeling process and explore problems that engage middle grade students in mathematical modeling. 

This session will be offered three times in different locations throughout the state in January.  We hope you can join us! 

Workshop Details

Grade band: 6th – 8th

Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, one-hour lunch break

Registration fee: $125.00 per participant; includes materials and 0.6 CEUs

Registration deadline: January 20, 2020

Ocean Springs

January 27, 2020

Ocean Springs School District  Oak Park Elementary

Ocean Springs, MS


January 29, 2020

Greenville Higher Education Center

Greenville, MS


January 31, 2020

Jackson Avenue Center

Oxford, MS


Dr. James joined the CMSE family in 2007 as a graduate research fellow. She is now the Assistant Director of Professional Learning. 

Dr. James earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Mathematics Education from Mississippi University for Women in 2000. While teaching mathematics at the high school level, she earned her Master of Arts Teaching degree from Grand Canyon University in 2006 and her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction (Secondary Mathematics Education) from the University of Mississippi in 2011. Her desire is to help teachers feel successful and knowledgeable in the classroom. Her research interests include understanding how exploring mathematical progressions may impact teacher content knowledge and student achievement.