DeAnn Huinker, School of Education professor and director of the Center for Mathematics and Science Education Research, was elected to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Board of Directors, as a director at-large.
The NCTM Board of Directors sets the direction, establishes policy, and oversees the activities of the Council.
In addition to her positions in the School of Education, Huinker also holds an adjunct appointment in the Department of Mathematical Sciences.
Huinker was a lead writer for “Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All” published by the NCTM in 2014. This publication defines and describes the principles and actions, including specific teaching practices that are essential for a high-quality mathematics education for all students.
Her newest book is “Taking Action: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices, Grades K–5” published by NCTM. It examines in depth each of the eight high-leverage teaching practices with narrative cases, classroom videos, and student work, presenting a rich array of experiences that bring the teaching practices to life in elementary classrooms.
Huinker is actively involved supporting school districts with the implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and using research-informed practices to improve mathematics programs. Huinker is currently directing projects on the development of teacher leaders in mathematics (Pathways to Teacher Leadership in Mathematics), improving mathematics teaching and learning in grades K-3 (Strong Start Math Project), and transforming fraction instruction in grades 3-5 (Transforming Fraction Teaching and Learning Project).