Mary Foote


About Me (Bio): 
Mary Q. Foote is an Associate Professor of Mathematics Education in the Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education at Queens College of the City University of New York. Her research attends to equity issues in mathematics education and broadly stated examines issues in mathematics teacher education. More specifically her interests are in cultural and community knowledge and practices, and how they might inform mathematics teaching practice.
Michigan State University (MSU)

This project involves designing, facilitating, and studying professional development (PD) to support equitable mathematics education. The PD will involve grades 4-8 mathematics teachers across three sites to support the design of a two-week institute focused on enhancing access and agency in relationship to important math practices, followed by ongoing interactions for the math teachers to engage in systematic inquiry of their practice over time to facilitate equitable mathematics teaching and learning in their classrooms.

Michigan State University (MSU)

This project will modify the teacher preparation program for preK-8 teachers. The program is designed to help pre-service teachers learn mathematics well, learn to access students' cultural funds of knowledge, and learn to encourage students' mathematical thinking. The developers are designing (a) modules that can be used in teacher preparation courses, (b) a mentoring program for new teachers, and (c) on-line networks to facilitate collaboration among participating teachers and institutions.