Alumna’s Research on Teaching Math is Noted in Harvard Publication

Dr. Rachel Lambert, a February 2013 graduate of the Ph.D. Program in Urban Education, was quoted extensively by education journalist Laura Pappano in “Changing the Face of Math: Student perceptions may hold the key to mastering a ‘cold’ subject,” Harvard Education Letter (May/June 2013), a publication of Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. Pappano was particularly interested in Lambert’s dissertation “Authoring Mathematical Selves,” where she reports on following nine sixth and seventh graders for two years and studying their development (or not) of math identities.