Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed.

Student and Parent Math Conversations – Podcast Episode 33 | Podcast Episode 33

Classnotes Podcast (April 29, 2008) Students in a large, urban high school came together to survey other students about their math learning at their school. After analyzing the results, this group of low-income, Hispanic students presented the results to parents, teachers and school administrators. As a result, students, parents and educators are taking action together to improve the math instruction at their school, which has not been meeting AYP. Aurelio Montemayor, M.Ed., director of the IDRA Texas Parent Information and Resource Center, shares how students who have not been succeeding in math have opened a powerful collaborative dialog with parents and educators. Aurelio is interviewed by
Christie Goodman, APR, IDRA’s communications manager.

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Community Conversations about Math Learning and Teaching
By Kristin Grayson, M.Ed., and Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed., IDRA Newsletter

Student Presentation of Survey Results (ppt)
Math Survey Project – Projecto de la Encuesta Sobre Matematicas

Sample survey for students about mathematics learning

“Can Everyone Master Mathematics?”
By Jack Dieckmann, M.A., and Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed., IDRA Newsletter

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Show Notes

  • Host Christie Goodman, APR, IDRA's communications manager, welcomes back Aurelio Montemayor, M.Ed., to continue a discussion they began in Episode 31 (Latino Parent Engagement in High School Math) about how students, parents, and educators are working together to improve math instruction at an urban high school in Far West Texas.

  • Aurelio recaps the details of a questionnaire created in response to the school's low test scores on standardized math exams.

  • Aurelio talks about the school's math survey project, in which students used math to explain the results of the questionnaire at a meeting of parents, administrators, and other members of the school community.

  • Aurelio explains how students are serving as a technology bridge for their parents.

  • Aurelio discusses the teachers' reactions to the students' presentation and to the survey results, as well as the impact of the presentation on the students themselves.

  • Aurelio talks about IDRA's belief in "higher math for all."