Curriculum and Instruction (CI)
476C Teacher Education Building
225 N Mills St
Madison, WI 53706-1707
Eric Knuth received his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado in mathematics education. He received a master's degree in mathematics from San Diego State University, and his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois. Prior to coming to UW-Madison, he spent several years teaching high school mathematics and physics as well as several years working as an electrical engineer.
His research concerns the meaningful engagement of students in mathematical practices and their development of increasingly more sophisticated ways of engaging in those practices. By mathematical practices, he refers specifically to activities such as justifying and proving mathematical claims and using algebraic representations appropriately, flexibly, and efficiently to model and to solve problems. A primary goal of his research is to develop sufficiently detailed accounts of learning and instruction in classroom contexts to guide the development of instructional practices, curricula, and professional development programs aimed at facilitating students’ learning of mathematics.