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Sharon Whitton

PROJECT AFFILIATION:

  • MSTP
    • Roles: Co-PI, Project Director, Project Professional Developer
    • Access: Project Admin

PROFESSIONAL ROLES

  • Higher Ed: Mathematics, Higher Ed: Education 

BIO

Dr. Sharon Whitton is a PreK-12 mathematics educator and Professor of Mathematics Education at Hofstra University. She brings over three decades of university and public school teaching experience to the Project. At Hofstra, she is responsible for instruction in mathematics content and methods, and for educational computing courses in the School of Education, Health and Human Services. She is the Director of Mathematics Teacher Education. Dr. Whitton has led the mathematics components of the workshops and provided ongoing support to teams affiliated with Hofstra University. 

EXPERTISE

Her areas of expertise are constructivists instructional methodologies and the infusion of technology into mathematics instruction. 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

"Proportional Reasoning," Connect, Vol. 18, No. 1, September/October 2004.

"Curriculum Standards for Mathematics." In Grinstein, L. & Lipsey, S. (eds.), Encyclopedia of Mathematics Education (pp. 676-682). New York: Routledge Falmer, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2001.

"Middle School Mathematics." In Grinstein, L. & Lopsey, S. (eds.), Encyclopedia of Mathematics Education (pp. 467-474). New York: Routledge Falmer, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2001.

"Three-Dimensional Math Constructions: Hands-On," Connect , Vol. 12, No. 5, May/June 1999.

"Dynamic Software for Discovering Mathematical Relationships," Proceedings: 10th International Conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE'99), San Antonio, TX, March 1999 (NECC'99) Atlantic City, NJ, 1999 (Also available on CD-ROM).

"The Magic of Finger Multiplication." Reprint in The Virginia Mathematics Teacher, Vol. 24, No. 2, Winter, 1998.