SUPER-M is an outreach project within the Department of Mathematics at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa and is funded by the National Science Foundation, Graduate STEM Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12) program. Our project aims to forge partnerships between UH Mānoa graduate mathematics students and K-12 teachers to design innovative, developmentally appropriate, and engaging activities for K-12 students.
In addition, advancing mathematics research is a core endeavor for the SUPER-M fellows. To prepare the fellows for work as professional mathematicians, they are mentored by several UHM faculty members as well as key international collaborators with the Department of Mathematics.
The main goal of SUPER-M is to improve the graduate Fellow's communication, research and teaching skills through partnerships with their partner teachers, interactions with students in K-12 schools, and a variety of outreach events for the community. Ultimately, we hope SUPER-M Fellows enrich STEM content and instruction for their K-12 partners.