My name is Sean Nank. I am a mathematics educator, Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) recipient, author, researcher, and consultant.
Below you will find the front cover of my two books. Click either book for a full description.
My major interests include mathematics education; curriculum theory and practice; interpretive research methods; high-stakes standardized assessments and the impact on classroom culture; and formative assessments to increase conceptual understanding especially in underrepresented populations. A shift in STEM education must occur where the dichotomy between conceptual understanding and procedural knowledge is appropriately addressed. Since assessments largely drive the curricula-in-use, such a change will not occur without fundamentally changing how and why we assess students. Only then will the USA be able to compete in a global learning community.
My research interests include Mathematics Curriculum and instruction, specifically as it relates to the culture of high-stakes standardized assessment, accountability, and student achievement especially as we transition to the Common Core State Standards. My current research agenda centers on iPads and online formative assessments in STEM classrooms to increase achievement in underrepresented populations.
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Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you,
Sean Nank’s email: NewAuthors@SeanNank.com