Dr. Carter draws on his work in educational software development, curriculum development, and research to keep his classes fresh.
Professional Title: Associate Professor
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Mobile technologies (the app-o-sphere), uses of technology in student-centered math education; student understanding and development of mathematical inquiry skills
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: mathematics, technology in education, smartphone apps
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: Apps for Your Classroom: The Mobile Technology Revolution (an overview of the use of mobile technologies in the classroom, immersion in investigating educational apps, and an introduction to building apps using a visual programming language); Using Technology to Integrate Mathematics Across the Curriculum (how technology can be used to integrate math with other subject areas and a survey of technology tools that can support powerful mathematics learning); Functions and Algebra I: Building Mathematical Understanding (an investigation of core algebraic ideas); Mathematical Understanding: Number and Operations; Functions and Algebra I: Building Mathematical Understanding (an investigation of core algebraic ideas); Modeling with Mathematics: Numbers, Patterns, Functions, and Data (introductory online course presenting core mathematical ideas in a new real world framework).
Education: BA, Vassar College; MEd, Lesley University; PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Representative List of Recent Publications / Exhibitions:
Carter, R. What Can you Do with a Broken Calculator: A video Case Study. New York, NY. Teachscape, 2002
Arshavsky, N., Carter, R., Foster S., Janssen, S., Lukas, J., Manes, M., Orrell, C., Ruopp, F., Watt, D. Impact Mathematics - Algebra and More for the Middle Grades. Chicago, Illinois: Everyday Learning 2000
Carter, R. et al. Electronic Collaboration: A Practical Guide for Educators, Providence RI, The LAB at Brown University 1999.
Dr Carter draws on his work in educational software development, curriculum development, and research to keep his classes fresh and alive. Although he teaches courses in mobile technologies and computer programming, he also has a strong interest in mathematics education. He particularly enjoys helping K-12 teachers who are uncomfortable with math to experience math as fun, engaging, and interesting. He strives to create activities where teachers can invent mathematical ideas, particularly those immediately applicable to teachers' firstname.lastname@example.org
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