Main page

The SUDDS (Scaling Up Digital Design Studies) team seeks to create a unique partnership among practitioners, publishers, technological producers, and university researchers to produce illustrative cutting-edge materials while simultaneously preparing the next generation of digital educational authors and inventors.

We conduct digital design studies that leverage new technologies to address learning challenges in a variety of contexts. Our research is practice-based, iterative, and change-oriented. Starting with a compelling problem or opportunity, we design initial conjectures and develop interactive and creative activities to test them.

We don’t only ask “what works” questions, but also seek to better understand the scenario we are designing for and the tools we build. So, we observe what students can and want to do individually and collectively, and study those processes in real time.

Math-Mapper 6-8


Math-Mapper 6-8 is comprised of a middle grades mathematics learning map, links to free web-based resources, a diagnostic assessment system, and other tools for teachers to support students in navigating the middle grades mathematics terrain. The learning map is built around nine big ideas that organize the content for grades 6-8 into clusters and constructs. Each construct is undergirded by research-based learning trajectories of observable student behaviors.

To get started using Math-Mapper 6-8, follow the link below to create an account. You can always return to our system using your account login credentials.

We are always looking for new partners. Choose “Get in Touch” to contact us or get more information.

Latest Posts

STEM Entrepreneurship Competitions
November 28, 2018
Are you an innovator? Do you like using science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to invent solutions to messy problems? If so, the SUDDS team needs your help! Who: We’re l
SUDDS Presentation at PME-NA 2018, Greenville, SC
November 14, 2018
Michael Belcher is presenting a talk at 40th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA) in Greenville, So
SUDDS Welcomes New Outreach Director – Dr. Jenn Persson
November 9, 2018
Dr. Jennifer Persson joined the SUDDS team on Monday, November 9 as Director of Outreach. She comes to us from SAS where she worked with EVAAS. She has a PhD from UNC and experience teaching...
SUDDS Team presents at the NCCTM 2018 Annual Conference in Greensboro, NC
November 5, 2018
Meetal Shah and Michael Belcher presented four talks at the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCCTM) in Greensboro, NC on November 1-2. Mike's first presentation discussed t
Presenting at the 2nd Annual NCME Special Conference on Classroom Assessments
October 11, 2018
Jere Confrey, Meetal Shah, and Emily Toutkoushian presented four talks at the NCME Special Conference on Classroom Assessment held at the University of Kansas at Lawrence from October 8-10. ...
Informing Global Leaders in Education at the OECD
September 14, 2018
Dr. Jere Confrey addressed an Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) meeting in Paris on September 12, 2018. She discussed the purposes and uses of learning trajectorie...