Encouraging Mathematical Thinking


 Abstract
 Introduction

 Discourse
 Interventions
 Decisions

 Cylinder Problem
 Lesson Reflections
 Student Predictions

 Project Reflections
 Conclusion

 References
 Acknowledgments
 Teacher Resources



Authors'
Biographies

Table of Contents


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Biography


  Cynthia Lanius       [Project Reflections]
Before Cynthia Lanius came to Rice University in March 1998, she taught mathematics at Milby High School, the largest school in Houston ISD, for 8 years. She currently serves as Program Manager for the National Education Outreach and Training Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure (EOT-PACI) and co-leads the EOT-PACI Access and Inclusion Team.

In this position she co-directs GirlTECH and The Mathematics and Computational Sciences Awareness Workshop (MCSA). She serves as Director of Research and Evaluation for Rice University's Diversity Graduate Program for Science and Engineering.

Ms. Lanius is a member of the Executive Committee, Rice University School Mathematics Project (RUSMP), National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), the Texas Computer Education Association and the American Association of University Women (AAUW). She has received the following awards:

Ms. Lanius has become a leader in publishing and using mathematics on the web. An index of her lessons can be found at http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/Lessons . She has given numerous presentations on related topics. Ms. Lanius is especially interested in increasing the participation of women and underrepresented minorities in the computational sciences. She has written essays entitled:

   


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