Department of Mathematics and Philosophy

Bob Mann

Bob Mann
Department of Mathematics and Philosophy

Associate Professor


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 

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.