Ana Dias
Ana Dias
Associate Professor
Mathematics Education

Pearce Hall 134D

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  • Ph.D., Indiana University, 1997
  • B.S., Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil, 1988


Council of Anthropology and Education, International Study Group on Ethnomathematics

Professional Interests

Equity and Diversity in Mathematics Education, Adult Numeracy, Ethnomathematics, and History of Mathematics

Teaching Areas

Mathematics for elementary and secondary teachers

Recent Publications and Presentations

  • Dias, A. L. B. (2008).  The role of ethnomathematics in refuting deficit explanations for the achievement gap. Presentation and panel discussion: "The political dimension of ethnomathematics"(sponsored by the History of Mathematics Special Interest Group of the MAA). Joint Mathematics Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America. January 6-8, 2008, San Diego, CA.
  • Dias, A. L. B. (2007). Different traditions in the study of mathematics as culture. Presentation, 106th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association. November 28-December 2, 2007, Washington, DC.
  • Dias, A. L. B. (2007). Fibonacci numbers and fractals. In Posamentier, A. and Lehmann, I., The fabulous Fibonacci numbers, pp. 307-325. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books.