Mary Beth Piecham

People

Additional Phone Numbers: 
617-618-2510
Professional Title: 
Project Supervisor
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Trustees of Boston University, Boston University (BU)
08/15/2012

This collaborative project is developing instruments to assess secondary teachers' Mathematical Habits of Mind (MHoM). These habits bring parsimony, focus, and coherence to teachers' mathematical thinking and, in turn, to their work with students. This work fits into a larger research agenda with the ultimate goal of understanding the connections between secondary teachers' mathematical knowledge for teaching and secondary students' mathematical understanding and achievement.

Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UW-Milwaukee), Michigan State University (MSU)
09/01/2010

This project is studying the impact of implementing a NSF-funded, high school mathematics curriculum that emphasizes mathematical habits of mind. This curriculum focuses on ways of thinking and doing mathematics in contrast with curricula that focus on mathematical topics. The project is studying the development of teachers' mathematical knowledge for teaching and their capacity to align their instruction with the new curriculum.