Mathematics Education

The field of Mathematics Education encompasses the study of how mathematical ideas are learned by the human mind, what techniques and strategies enhance the learning and retention of mathematics, and how the teaching of mathematics can be improved.

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Robert Ely
Rob Ely, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Research Interests: Student reasoning in mathematics, and also it relationship with historical reasoning in mathematics, particularly with respect to the infinite and the infinitesimal.
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Cynthia Piez
Cynthia Piez, M.S.
Senior Instructor
Research Interests: I am interested in the impact of technology on the teaching and learning of mathematics at the undergraduate level. In particular I am working with prospective secondary mathematics teachers and investigating the ways in which they interpret and link various representations. The mathematical context involves the investigation of properties and characteristics of functions in the presence of technology.
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Kirk Trigsted
Kirk Trigsted
Director of Polya
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David Yopp, D.A.
Associate Professor
Research Interests: Proof and reasoning teaching and learning and the knowledge needed for effective mathematics instructional coaching in elementary and middle grades.
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