Dr. Leatham's research focuses on helping math teachers identify MOSTs (Mathematical Opportunities in Student Thinking). These classroom moments provide chances for teachers to help students better understand the material, often by connecting to past or future topics.
Dr. Peterson researches ways that student teachers can optimize learning through teaching and student thinking instead of classroom management. Partially based on his observations of student teaching in Japan, Dr. Peterson and his colleagues have developed the concept of MOSTs (Mathematical Opportunities in Student Thinking). Dr. Peterson is currently chair of BYUs Mathematics Education Department.
Dr. Teuscher studies how math teachers can better prepare their students for success in learning future mathematical concepts. This includes preparing students for calculus courses and meeting Common Core standards. She also studies national policys effect on teachers and students.