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Center for Mathematics Achievement

Graduate School of Education

Devoted to improving the pedagogical and content knowledge of mathematics teachers in grades K-12.

CMA Team Members

Dr. Anne M. Collins, Director 617.349.8853
Steve Yurek, Associate Director 617.349.8938
Joan Trainer, Business Manager 617.349.8318
Helena Tonge, Program Coordinator 617.349.8344

About the Center for Mathematics Achievement

Faculty Anne CollinsDirected by Dr. Anne M. Collins, a leader in the mathematics education field and author of numerous books, the Center for Mathematics Achievement is at the forefront of mathematics professional development. The staff are leaders in formative assessment strategies and protocols, and are actively involved in the Association of Teachers of Mathematics in Massachusetts, Massachusetts Mathematics Association of Teacher Educators, the Association of Teachers of Mathematics in New England, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, and the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators.

Highlights from the Summer 2015 Mathematics Institute

View these visual presentations [PDFs] for instructor highlights from workshops held during this summer's math institute.

Modeling (Collins 1)
Modeling (Collins 2)
Geometry (Kenney 1)
Geometry (Kenney 2)
Geometry (Kenney 3)
Mathematical Discourse (Halpern)
Cinderella (Schneider/Clark 1)
Primary Penguins (Schneider/Clark 2)
Penguins Swimming (Schneider/Clark 3)
Spreadsheets (Yurek 1)
Powerpoints (Yurek 2) 
Problems of the Week (Bookston 1)
Problems of the Week (Bookston 2)
Fractions (Lippens)
Modeling Whole Number Ops (Marin)
Schiffman I
Schiffman II
Schiffman III

Putting the M Back in STEM

See Putting the M Back in STEM: The Mathematics of Bridging Design in STEM [pdf] on teaching science through the lens of mathematics. April 2015 Presentation at NCTM in Boston by Lesley faculty Bill Barowy, Mike Thibodeau, and Steve Yurek. 

View a photo album [pdf] showing activities in courses held in Brockton and Quincy, Massachusetts, and from trips to the Museum of Science, Boston.