Joe Champion, Mathematics Education at Boise State University
I joined the Department of Mathematics at Boise State University as a tenure-track mathematics education faculty member in Fall 2013. I held a similar position at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi (2010-2013) after completing a Ph.D. in Educational Mathematics from the University of Northern Colorado (2006-2010).
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I’ve been teaching since Fall 2001. I teach a wide range of courses, particularly for elementary education majors, secondary mathematics education majors, and graduate students in mathematics education. I have a passion for helping students build a realistic sense of confidence in mathematics, and I often work with others to develop courses that emphasize project-based and active learning strategies.
- Math 261: Statistics for the Classroom – statistics course for preservice secondary math teachers
- Math 257: Geometry & Probability for Teachers – activity-based math course for elementary education majors
- Archived Course Websites – old matheducation and general mathcourse sites (Fall 2010 – Summer 2013)
I am constantly learning new things, and I spend much of my time working with teams of scholars to conduct educational research. My research interests include academic performance, persistence, and self-efficacy in mathematics and science, mathematical and statistical modeling with educational applications, mathematics teacher education, and the design and development of mathematics education websites.
Here are some examples of my scholarship on the design and development of math education websites:
- MathApps – a new hub for web-based computational modeling apps
- ETEAMScc.com – a math and science teacher preparation partnership funded by NSF.
- AMTE.net, the online home for the leading professional organization for people like me
- DoMathTogether.com – engaging problems for students, math activities for teachers and families
Broadening access and achievement in mathematics requires sustained connections to the community. Here are a few of the ways I support education outside my teaching and research:
- Faculty in Residence, STEM Education Living-Learning Community, a residential academic program
- Co-founder/co-director, Boise Math Circles, a community for students and teachers of many ages
- Math Concurrent Enrollment, a collaboration with local teachers to teach college math in high schools
- AMTE Board of Directors, an influential community of “teachers of teachers of mathematics”