Hello! My name is Jeffrey E. Barrett. I am a Professor of Mathematics Education and Associate Director of the Center
for Mathematics, Science and Technology at Illinois State University.
My Teaching Interests Include:
Since 1997, I have taught a variety of courses including content courses for non-majors, methods courses for undergraduate majors, courses designed for practicing teachers, and graduate courses for Ph.D. or Masters -level students. I am interested in teaching about cognition and measurement, as well as the content of geometric reasoning. I am also interested in teaching about the use of dynamic computer tools for pedagogy such as dynamic geometry software in K-12 schooling.
My Research Interests Include:
My interests include the learning and
teaching of the mathematics of measurement, geometric reasoning, the use of
computer software to model mathematical ideas, and the professional development
of teachers engaged in teaching elementary and middle-school level mathematics
or science. I am currently Principal
Investigator of a four-year project, Learning
Trajectories to Support the Growth of Measurement Knowledge: Pre-K through
Middle School in collaboration with Douglas Clements and Julie Sarama at
the University of Denver along with Craig Cullen, a colleague at Illinois State
University. Barrett recently
completed a related four-year project: A
Longitudinal Examination of Children’s Developing Knowledge of Measurement:
Mathematical and Scientific Concept and Strategy Growth from Pre-K to Grade 5. This project was also a
collaboration with Douglas Clements
and Julie Sarama at the University of Denver. Both projects are part of the Discovery
Research K-12 Program of the National Science Foundation.