Co-Director Mary Berle-Carman is a senior research associate and curriculum developer at
TERC. Her focus on the Closing the Gap project has been to develop and implement in
school single gender clubs for girls and boys. She co-authored third-, fourth-, and fifth-grade
Investigations in Number, Data, and Space units. Additionally she did evaluation research for
the project conducting numerous pre- and post- student interviews and analyzed the results.
Before working on Investigations, Mary conducted evaluation and developed curriculum for
the National Geographic KidsNetwork project -- an elementary hands on science curriculum
which uses telecommunications. She is a certified teacher for grades 1-9.
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Co-Director Lisa Yaffee (through 11/96) is a teacher development specialist. On two NSF-projects,
in Number, Data, and Space and Teaching to the Big Ideas, she mentored classroom teachers as they engaged in implementing new curriculum and exploring
new ways of teaching mathematics. Prior to her teacher development work, Lisa was a
classroom teacher who conceived of and implemented after-school math clubs for fifth- and
Dr. Jan Mokros is the Principal Investigator of the Closing the Gap: Math
Clubs for Girls project. She oversaw project design and implementation.
She is the director of TERC's Math Center, and the PI of TERC's other
NSF-funded math and gender project "Through the Glass Wall: Computer
Games for Mathematical Empowerment." She directs the large-scale
teacher development project "Bridges to Classroom Mathematics" and led
the research and evaluation effort for the elementary mathematics
curriculum, Investigations in Number, Data, and Space. A developmental
psychologist, she investigated gender differences in children's attitudes
towards math at Wellesley College's Center for Research on Women.
Special thanks to our pilot teachers and their students:
The Stockbridge Plain School, Berkshire Hills Regional School District
Patricia Archey, Fifth-Grade Teacher
Amy Bozek, Fourth-Grade Teacher
Roberta Shearn, Fifth-Grade Teacher
Mary Sorrentino, Fourth-Grade Teacher
and the ongoing support of administrators Joyce Butler (Principal) and
Linda Day (Superintendant)
Tobin School, Boston Public Schools (MA)
Liz Sweeney, Fifth-Grade Teacher
Maria Hastings School, Lexington (MA)
Tom Banaszewski, Fifth-Grade Teacher
Amber Grau, Three/Four Teacher
Pam Mericantante, Fifth-Grade Teacher
Kristen Rademacheer, Three/Four Teacher
Drue Secrist, Fifth-Grade Teacher
Margie Singer, Third-Grade Teacher
Judy Steron, Fifth-Grade Teacher
Cindy Zmijewski, Third-Grade Teacher
and Rick Rogers (Principal)
Special thanks also to:
Cathy Miles Grant (TERC) for her ongoing interest in this work and her
invaluable insight with regard to thinking through the importance of
including boys in interventions designed to better support girls.
Alice Madio (Winchester Public Schools Teacher) for supporting us in
thinking about equity issues during the initial pilots of Investigations units
almost five years ago.
Kim O'Neil for designing this Web site because it was important to her.
Lila Berle for providing lots of childcare cheerfully when Mary Berle-Carman worked at the Plain School in Stockbridge.
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