Katrina Piatek-Jimenez
Katrina Piatek-JimenezAssociate Professor
Mathematics Education
Pearce Hall 117A
989-774-3897


​​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 Mathematics
​​Professional Interests
Undergraduate students' understanding of the mathematical language and proof and equity in mathematics education, especially topics related to gender
Teaching Areas
Geometry, Discrete Mathematics, Introduction to Proofs, and Methods of College Teaching
Recent Publications and Presentations
  • 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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