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Katrina Piatek-Jimenez

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Mathematics Education
Pearce Hall 117A
989-774-3897
k.p.j@cmich.edu
Piatek-Jimenez Personal Website
Education
  • Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2004
  • B.S., University of California at Santa Barbara, 1999
Affiliations
Project NExT, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, North American Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Mathematical Association of America, Association for Women in Mathematicss
Professional Interests
My research is in mathematics education.  My main research interests include: a) equity in mathematics education, especially related to gender, b) motivation for mathematical careers, c) stereotypes of mathematicians, and d) undergraduate students’ understanding of proofs and the language of mathematics.
Teaching Areas
​Geometry, Quantitative Reasoning, Discrete Mathematics, Introduction to Proofs, and Methods of College Teaching
Selected Publications

  • Piatek-Jimenez, K., Nouhan, M., & Williams, M. (2017). College students' gender and racial stereotypes of mathematicians, Proceedings of the Thirty-Ninth Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education [CD-ROM]. Eugene, OR: All Academic.
  • Piatek-Jimenez, K.  (in press). Exploring the Benefits of Recycling, In Karaali, G. and Khadjavi, L. (Eds.), Mathematics and social justice: Modules for the classroom.
  • Piatek-Jimenez, K.  (in press). Super Size Me:
Exploring the Nutrition of Fast Food, In Karaali, G. and Khadjavi, L. (Eds.), Mathematics and social justice: Modules for the classroom.
  • Huang, X., Cribbs, J., & Piatek-Jimenez, K. (2016). Understanding undergraduates' math-related perceptions, Proceedings of the Thirty-Eighth Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education [CD-ROM]. Eugene, OR: All Academic.
  • Piatek-Jimenez, K. & Phelps, C. (2016). Using Disney's Frozen to motivate mathematics: Bringing fractals into the classroom, Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 21(2), 18-25.
  • Piatek-Jimenez, K. (2016). Using Media to Problematize Gender Stereotypes in the Mathematics Classroom, In White, D. Crespo, S. and Civil, M. (Eds.), Cases for teacher educators: Facilitating conversations about inequities in mathematics classrooms. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
  • Cribbs, J., Piatek-Jimenez, K., & Mantone, J. (2015). The relationship between mathematics identity and personality attributes with students' career goals, Proceedings of the Thirty-Seventh Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education [CD-ROM]. Eugene, OR: All Academic.
  • Piatek-Jimenez, K. (2015). On the persistence and attrition of women in mathematics, Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, 5(1), 3-54.
  • Piatek-Jimenez, K., Madison, M., & Pzybyla-Kuchek, J. (2014). Equity in mathematics textbooks: A new look at an old issue, Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering. 20(1), 55-74.
  • Piatek-Jimenez, K. (2013).  Mathematics students transitioning into the workforce: Influences on career choice, Proceedings of the Thirty-Fifth Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education [CD-ROM]. Eugene, OR: All Academic.
  • Madison, M. & Piatek-Jimenez, K. (2012). Equity in mathematics textbooks: A report on progress, Proceedings of the Thirty-Forth Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education.
  • Pzybyla, J. & Piatek-Jimenez, K. (2012). Gender equity in middle school mathematics textbooks, Proceedings of the Thirty-Forth Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education.
  • Piatek-Jimenez, K., Marcinek, T., Phelps, C., & Dias, A. (2012). Helping students become quantitatively literate. Mathematics Teacher, 105(9), 692-696.
  • Marcinek, T., Dias, A., & Piatek-Jimenez, K. (2011). Numeracy for all college graduates? Challenges in designing a college competency requirement in quantitative reasoning. Proceedings of Adults Learning Mathematics Conference.
  • Piatek-Jimenez, K. (2010). Students' Interpretations of Mathematical Statements Involving Quantification, Mathematics Education Research Journal. 22(3), 41-56.
  • Piatek-Jimenez, K. (2010). Book Review: Resources for Teaching Discrete Mathematics: Classroom Projects, History Modules, and Articles, Mathematics Teacher. 103(9), 701.
  • Piatek-Jimenez, K., & Alzaatreh, K. (2009). The Role of Advising in the Academic Decisions of Women Mathematics Majors at a Liberal Arts College, Proceedings of the Thirty-First Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education [CD-ROM]. Eugene, OR: All Academic.
  • Piatek-Jimenez, K. (2008). Images of mathematicians: A new perspective on the shortage of women in mathematical careers. ZDM – The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 40(4), 633-646.
  • Piatek-Jimenez, K. (2008). The Pythagorean Theorem: Going beyond a2 + b2 = c2, On-Math – Online Journal of School Mathematics, 6.
  • Piatek-Jimenez, K. (2008). Building Intuitive Arguments for the Triangle Congruence Conditions, Mathematics Teacher. 101 (6), 463-466.
  • Piatek-Jimenez, K. (2008). “So I’ve Chosen to Major in Math. Now What?”: Mathematics Students’ Knowledge of Future Career Options, Proceedings of the Eleventh Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education.
  • Piatek-Jimenez, K. (2007). May I Help You? Public Service as a Factor in Career Selection,Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the   Psychology of Mathematics Education [CD-ROM]. Eugene, OR: All Academic.
  • ​Piatek-Jimenez, K. (2005). Socio-mathematical Norms and Mathematical Practices of the Community of Mathematicians. In G. M. Lloyd, M. R. Wilson, J. L. M. Wilkins, & S. L. Behm (Eds.), Proceedings of the Twenty-Seventh Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education [CD- ROM]. Eugene, OR: All Academic.

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