Positioning mathematics education researchers to influence storylines

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Herbel-Eisenmann, B. A., Sinclair, N., Chval, K. B., Wanko, J. J., Clements, D. H., Civil, M., Wilkerson, T. L. (2016). Positioning mathematics education researchers to influence storylines. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 47( 2), 102–117.


The NCTM Research Committee identifies key influences on mathematics education that are largely outside the domain of the academic world in which most mathematics education researchers live. The groups that are identified—including the media, companies and foundations, and other academic domains—affect the public’s perception of mathematics and mathematics education. They argue that mathematics education researchers can intervene to shift these storylines and positionings and have greater impact on policy, practice, and public perception in the future.