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Mathematics: What's the Big Idea?

About the Content Guides

Timothy Erickson

Timothy Erickson received his Ph.D. in Science and Mathematics Education at the University of California, Berkeley in 1987. He has worked as a curriculum developer, writer, and in-service teacher in the EQUALS program in Mathematics and Computer Education at the Lawrence Hall of Science. Dr. Erickson currently serves as a consultant on many mathematics projects including most recently the Edmonds (Washington) Mathematics Project (secondary school mathematics), WGBH Boston (videos and print material for staff development), Theatrix Interactive (multimedia math software design), Key Curriculum Press (new high-school statistics curriculum materials), and New Standards (assessment item design).

Beryl W. Jackson

Beryl Jackson is a veteran mathematics educator in the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), where she taught math to secondary students for 19 years, and then served as the Assistant Director of Mathematics and as an Instructional Supervisor of Mathematics. She worked for several years with a mathematics program at Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) called MATHLINE and is currently managing a new Star Schools distance learning program. She has been the recipient of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) and the GTE Gift Teachers Fellowship. She has served as a member of the board of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, consultant for the National Science Foundation, and past member of the editorial panel of the "Teaching Mathematics in the Middle School," a journal of the National Council of Teachers in Mathematics.

Monica Neagoy

Monica Neagoy has been teaching mathematics and innovative teaching strategies to pre-K-12 teachers at Georgetown University since 1985. She designs, directs, and teaches workshops on a host of topics and approaches. In addition, she provides services to public and private schools in the Washington, D.C. area, including one-time workshops for teachers, interactive presentations for students, and district-wide teacher education programs on math reform. She has a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education from the University of Maryland. Her exposure to many cultures, her mastery of several languages, and her professional involvement in the arts and sciences provide her with a unique perspective on the teaching and learning of mathematics.

Andee Rubin

Andee Rubin is a senior scientist at Technical Education Research Centers in Cambridge, MA, where she has played a leading role in several major curriculum development and research projects. These include VIEW: Video for Exploring the World; Investigations in Number, Data and Space, a K-5 math curriculum project; and Through the Glass Wall, an investigation of math-based computer games that appeal to girls. She has worked extensively in teacher training, and has consulted for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the WGBH Teaching Math Video Libraries Project, the Educational Development Center, Cornell University, and the University of California at Irvine along with many other organizations.

Mathematics: What's the Big Idea?


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