Mathematics Education

A Spectrum of Work in Mathematical Sciences Departments

  • Jacqueline Dewar
  • Pao-sheng Hsu
  • Harriet Pollatsek

Part of the Association for Women in Mathematics Series book series (AWMS, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Benefitting the Readers of this Volume

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jacqueline Dewar, Pao-sheng Hsu, Harriet Pollatsek
      Pages 3-10
  3. Benefitting Pre-Service and In-Service Teachers and Graduate Student Instructors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Elizabeth A. Burroughs, Maurice J. Burke
      Pages 55-71
    3. Yvonne Lai, Wendy M. Smith, Nathan P. Wakefield, Erica R. Miller, Julia St. Goar, Corbin M. Groothuis et al.
      Pages 73-88
    4. Gulden Karakok, Katherine Morrison, Cathleen Craviotto
      Pages 89-103
  4. Benefitting STEM Majors

  5. Benefitting Students in General Education Courses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Kathleen Lopez, Melissa Myers, Christy Sue Langley, Diane Fisher
      Pages 245-255
    3. Christine von Renesse
      Pages 257-271
    4. Carolyn Yackel
      Pages 305-317
    5. Katherine G. Johnson
      Pages 319-334
  6. Benefitting the Public and the Larger Mathematical Community

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 383-391

About this book


Many in the mathematics community in the U.S. are involved in mathematics education in various capacities.  This book highlights the breadth of the work in K-16 mathematics education done by members of US departments of mathematical sciences. It contains contributions by mathematicians and mathematics educators who do work in areas such as teacher education, quantitative literacy, informal education, writing and communication, social justice, outreach and mentoring, tactile learning, art and mathematics, ethnomathematics, scholarship of teaching and learning, and mathematics education research.  Contributors describe their work, its impact, and how it is perceived and valued.  In addition, there is a chapter, co-authored by two mathematicians who have become administrators, on the challenges of supporting, evaluating, and rewarding work in mathematics education in departments of mathematical sciences.

This book is intended to inform the readership of the breadth of the work and to encourage discussion of its value in the mathematical community. The writing is expository, not technical, and should be accessible and informative to a diverse audience. The primary readership includes all those in departments of mathematical sciences in two or four year colleges and universities, and their administrators, as well as graduate students. Researchers in education may also find topics of interest.  Other potential readers include those doing work in mathematics education in schools of education, and teachers of secondary or middle school mathematics as well as those involved in their professional development.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jacqueline Dewar
    • 1
  • Pao-sheng Hsu
    • 2
  • Harriet Pollatsek
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsLoyola Marymount UniversityLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.IndependentColumbia FallsUSA
  3. 3.Department of Mathematics and StatisticsMount Holyoke CollegeSouth HadleyUSA

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