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Megan Staples
Associate Professor of Mathematics Education


•Ph.D, Mathematics Education, Stanford University, 2004

•MA, Mathematics Education, Stanford University, 1999

•BA, Mathematics, Brown University, 1992

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Contact Information: 

Gentry - 413B

Phone: (860) 486-2097
Fax: (860) 486-0280

Email: megan.staples@uconn.edu

Office Hours:
appointment only

Mailing Address:
Department of Curriculum & Instruction
Neag School of Education
249 Glenbrook Rd, Unit 3033
Storrs, CT 06269-3033


Current Courses Taught:

EDCI 4210W: Teaching and Learning Mathematics in the Secondary School (Fall Semesters)

EDCI 5450: Teaching and Learning Mathematics in the Secondary School (Spring Semesters)

EDCI 5455: Curricula in Mathematics Education: Focus on Common Core (Spring 2013, West Hartford)


Honors/Awards:

James and Viola Quillen Fellowship, Stanford University, CA. 1999-2000

Joseph Klingenstein Summer Institute Fellowship, Teachers College, NY. 1995


Associations/Committees/Outreach:

Member, NCTM - National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and ATOMIC - Associated Teachers of Mathematics in Connecticut

Board Member, CCLM - Connecticut Council of Leaders of Mathematics

Member, AMTEC - Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators in Connecticut

Member, AMTE - Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators

Member, AERA - American Educational Research Association

Member, Tracking & Detracking Special Interest Group, American Educational Research Association

Member, Research in Mathematics Education, Special Interest Group. American Educational Research Association


In the News:

Math Ed Podcast with Sam Otten - Episode 1202 - Justification as a teaching and learning practice: Its (potential) multifaceted role in middle grades mathematics classrooms

Vision For New Neag Math Academy: Content + Pedagogy = Leadership (UConn Today- Math Leadership Academy)

Making Math a Priority: The State's Strides (Manchester Patch - Math Leadership Academy)

Neag Math Duo Decodes Language Barriers to Math Reasoning (UConn-Hartford Math ACCESS Project)

Neag Math Faculty Train Teachers to Help Kids Solve Verbal Math Problems (UConn-Hartford Math ACCESS Project)

Areas of Expertise:

Mathematics Education

Classroom Discourse

Teacher Education

Secondary Education

Student Groupings


Funded Research:

JAGUAR - Justification in Algebra: Growing Understanding of Algebraic Reasoning (2009 - 2013)

Math Leadership Academy (MLA) (2011-2012)

ACCESS: Academic Content and Communication Equals Student Success (2008-2009)


Selected Publications/Presentations:

Staples, M. E., & Truxaw, M. P. (2012). An initial framework for the language of higher-order thinking mathematics practices. Mathematics Education Research Journal, 24(3), 257 – 281.

Staples, M. E., Bartlo, J., & Thanheiser, E. (2012). Justification as a teaching and learning practice: Its (potential) multifaceted role in middle grades mathematics classrooms. Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 31, 447-462

Staples, M., & Truxaw, M. (2011, Fall). Using language objectives to support linguistically diverse students in mathematics classes. The Connecticut Mathematics Journal, 18-35.

Hodge, A., Gerberry, C., Moss, E., & Staples, M. (2010). Purposes and perceptions: What do university professors see as their role in the education of secondary mathematics teachers? PRIMUS 20(8), 646-663.

Staples, M. E., & Truxaw, M. (2010). The Mathematics Learning Discourse Project: Fostering written and verbal discourse in urban mathematics classrooms. Journal of Urban Mathematics Education, 3(1), 27-56.

Bochicchio, D., Cole, S., Ostien, D., Rodriguez, V., Staples, M., Susla, P., & Truxaw, M. (2009). Shared Language. Mathematics Teacher, 102(8), 606-613.

Staples, M. (2008). Promoting student collaboration in a detracked, heterogeneous secondary mathematics classroom. Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 11(5), 349-371.

Boaler, J., & Staples, M. (2008). Creating mathematical futures through an equitable teaching approach: The case of Railside School. Teachers College Record, 110(3), 608-645.

Staples, M., & Colonis, M. (2007). Making the most of mathematical discussions. Mathematics Teacher, 101(4), 257-261.

Staples, M. (2007). Supporting whole-class collaborative inquiry in a secondary mathematics classroom. Cognition and Instruction, 25(2), 161-217.

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