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Anne Papakonstantinou



  • Higher Ed: Mathematics, Higher Ed: Education, Higher Ed: Administrator 


Dr. Papakonstantinou is the Director of the Rice University School Mathematics Project (RUSMP) and Clinical Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Rice University. Dr. Papakonstantinou earned her B. A. (1969) in Mathematics and French from Rice University, her M. A. (1971) in Mathematics from Rice University, and her Ed. D. (1992) in Curriculum and Instruction (Mathematics) from the University of Houston. She serves on the Math Forum's Advisory Board and served on the the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Professional Development Services Committee.

She was an award-winning classroom teacher for 26 years in the Houston Independent School District (HISD) and the recipient of several grants for innovative teaching programs.

Her recent and current efforts include the Geometry Module for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and a five-year National Science Foundation Mathematics Science Partnership grant to identify, develop, and support mathematics lead teachers in Aldine and Houston Independent School Districts' senior high schools.

She is a noted speaker nationally on the teaching and learning of mathematics.


Dr. Papakonstantinou designs and implements district-wide programs that impact the teaching and learning of mathematics and collaborates with school districts to document the impact of such programs on students, teachers, schools, and school districts.


Strengthening Mathematics Teachers' Pedagogical Content Knowledge Through Collaborative Investigations in Combinatorics (2007) with Anne McCoy, Antwanette Hill, Jacqueline Sack, and Richard Parr

The Way I See It: Magical mathematical tour of the Rice campus, Rice News (March 28, 2008)

The Development of Texas Master Mathematics Teachers through the Rice University Leadership Institute (2009) with Richard Parr and Jackie Sack http://mli.mspnet/org/index.cfm/

"Impossible? Surprising Solutions to Counterintuitive Conundrums" review in Mathematics Teacher (Volume 102, Number 8, April 2009, p. 640)