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.
About Me (Bio):
Glenn Stevens is a professor of mathematics at Boston University where he has taught and conducted research since 1984. He earned his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Harvard University in 1981. Beginning in 1989, Professor Stevens has directed Boston University's Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS), a program for aspiring young mathematicians and their teachers. His research specialties are Number Theory, Automorphic Forms, and Arithmetic Geometry. He has authored or edited three books and published numerous articles on these topics. Professor Stevens has organized two major research conferences including the Conference on Modular Forms and Fermat's Last Theorem held at Boston University in 1995, and has delivered well over a hundred invited lectures around the world.