Faculty honored for research article in math education

March 29, 2011

Associate professor of teacher education Beth Herbel-Eisenmann will be honored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) for a recent article published in Mathematics Teacher.

She will receive the council’s inaugural Linking Research and Practice Outstanding Publication Award with her co-authors at the NCTM meeting in Indianapolis this April.

The article, “Curriculum Vision and Coherence: Adapting Curriculum to Focus on Authentic Mathematics,” explores the importance of teachers having an explicit curriculum vision that can help them make strategic decisions about using and adapting curriculum materials in their classroom. It follows one geometry teacher as he works to implement his own curriculum vision.

Herbel-Eisenmann wrote the piece with (lead author) Michelle Cirillo of University of Delaware and Corey Drake of Iowa State University.