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Robin Ward

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PROFESSIONAL ROLES

  • Higher Ed: Mathematics 

BIO

Robin A. Ward, Ph.D., is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Mathematics and the Associate Director for Curriculum Integration at the Rice University School Mathematics Project. She has been a professor of mathematics education for thirteen years and is a former aerospace engineer and systems programmer. She has received numerous grants from NASA, NSF, the Texas Education Agency, and the U.S. Department of Education, all geared towards improving K-12 teachers' mathematical and pedagogical knowledge. Dr. Ward was a two-time recipient of a Stanford-ASEE fellowship, where she partnered with the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, developing web-based materials for K-12 teachers that showcase the work of NASA scientists. In 2005, she was awarded the University of Arizona's College of Education's Outstanding Teaching Award. She has presented many professional development workshops and talks at the national level, has had published four teacher resource books detailing how to use children's literature to enhance the teaching and learning of K-8 mathematics, and she has authored numerous articles focused on improving K-8 mathematics pedagogy. Dr. Ward is currently authoring her fifth book, which is a collection of literature-based, field-tested activities, which will allow parents and educators of children ages 4-10 to discover the magic of mathematics in the world of the visual arts.  

EXPERTISE

integrating mathematics and the visual arts, integrating mathematics and children's literature 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Ward, R. (Under contract; 2009). Math Goggles: Teaching Your Kids to See the Magic and Multitude of Mathematics in Art. Houston, TX: Bright Sky Press.

Ward, R. (Fall 2008). Integrating mathematics and the visual arts. The Charter Schools Resource Journal. Retrieved March 22, 2009 http://www.ehhs.cmich.edu/~tcsrj/Articles.html

Muller, D., & Ward, R. (2007). Art and algebra? Middle school students discover algebra in Calder mobiles. Mathematics in School, 36(3), 15-21.

Ward, R. (2007). Literature-Based Activities Integrating Mathematics with Other Content Areas, Grades K-2. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon/Longman.

Ward, R. (2007). Literature-Based Activities Integrating Mathematics with Other Content Areas, Grades 3-5. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon/Longman.

Ward, R. (2007). Literature-Based Activities Integrating Mathematics with Other Content Areas, Grades 6-8. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon/Longman.