Department of Mathematics and Philosophy

Bob Mann

Bob Mann
Department of Mathematics and Philosophy

Associate Professor

Education:

Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Lincoln

M.S.T., University of Missouri, Columbia

B.A., University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Contact Information:

(309) 298-2037
211A Morgan Hall 
rr-mann@wiu.edu 

Fall 2017 Office Hours:

Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 9:45-10:15 am; 10:30-11:00 am

Wednesday: 2:00-3:00 pm

Courses Taught:

Math 260:  Numeric, Algebraic, and Geometric Reasoning for Teaching and Learning
Math 304:  Pedagogical Content Knowledge and Reading in Secondary School Mathematics
Math 402:  Investigations in School Geometry
Math 407:  Number Theory Concepts in School Mathematics
Math 439:  Teaching and Assessment in Secondary Mathematics
Stat 171:    General Elementary Statistics

Research Interests: 

Research:  My research has been connected to standards in mathematics, student achievement and understanding in mathematics at the K-12 level, and the college-readiness of students as they transition from secondary to post-secondary work in mathematics.

I have also published many articles related to problem-solving tasks and activities to use in the K-12 classroom to promote mathematical learning, and have presented many talks and workshops about engaging and enlightening students with interesting and thought-provoking mathematics.

I am a  past-President of the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM), a member of the leadership team of a state-wide multi-million dollar STEM grant, and a former chair of the editorial board of the NCTM journal Teaching Children Mathematics.