Dr. Collins directs the Mathematics Achievement Center and mathematics programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Professional Title: Professor
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Professional development for teachers and its impact on student achievement; the impact of formative assessment on student achievement
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: Mathematics; assessment
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: Assessment Issues in Mathematics: Formative and Summative: An in-depth investigation of formative assessment strategies and techniques designed to improve student achievement. Number Theory: An in-depth exploration of the theoretical mathematics underlying the arithmetic elementary and middle school teachers teach. Problem Solving: An in-depth examination of nine problem solving strategies appropriate for teachers to develop in their elementary and middle school students.
Education: Ph.D., Boston College; C.A.G.S., Harvard University; M.A., Cambridge College; B.A., Westfield State College; B.S., Framingham State College
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Dr. Collins is the director of the mathematics programs in Lesley College and the Lesley School of Education, and directs the Achievement Center for Mathematics. She teaches all mathematics courses offered at Lesley in a face-to-face, online, and hybrid format. She also teaches Assessment Issues in Mathematics: Formative and Summative as well as Differentiation in the Mathematics Classroom. Dr. Collins is the past president of both the Association of Teachers of Mathematics in New England and the Association of Teachers of Mathematics in Massachusetts. She is an active member of the Association of State Supervisors of Mathematics, and was elected into the Massachusetts Mathematics Educators Hall of Fame in 2005. She was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). Dr. Collins delivered the 2009 Richard Balomenos Memorial Lecture at the
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics regional conference, where
she suggested that teachers need to change the focus of math instruction
from skill and practice to problem-solving.
Anne on a recent trip to Antarctica.
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Anne Collins, second from left, received the 2013 Nadine Bezuk Award for Excellence in Leadership and Service in Mathematics Teacher Education award from the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators in January, 2013.