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


Dr. Piatek-Jimenez is a professor of Mathematics at Central Michigan University

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

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2004
  • B.S., University of California at Santa Barbara, 1999

Professional Interests

My research is in mathematics education. My main research interests include:
  • Equity in mathematics education, especially related to gender
  • Motivation for mathematical careers
  • Stereotypes of mathematicians
  • undergraduate students’ understanding of proofs and the language of mathematics.

Teaching Areas

  • Geometry
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Introduction to Proofs
  • 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.