The MathEd Out Podcast

Searching for Better Mathematics Education

#TMC feat. Steve Leinwand

Steve Leinwand is a Principal Research Analyst at the American Institutes for Research (AIR) in Washington, D.C. and has over 30 years of leadership positions in mathematics education.  His work at AIR has included technical assistance to the General Electric Foundation and to the Microsoft Math Partnership, involving work in Seattle, Louisville, Cincinnati, and Milwaukee.  He has overseen the development of the Algebra Assessment for the ongoing High School Longitudinal Study and co-authored “What the United States Can Learn from Singapore’s World-Class Mathematics System (and what Singapore can learn from the United States).”  Leinwand has also served as Intervention Task Leader for the Institute for Educational Sciences’ Mathematics Professional Development Impact Study and has been the Mathematics Lead on Hazelwood (MO) East Middle School school improvement grant.




Discussions on sessions attended included:

  • Using games to aid learning
  • Keynote: Steve Leinwand on the WHY, not the HOW
  • Formative assessment strategies
  • 180 Blogging
  • Creating foldables

3 comments on “#TMC feat. Steve Leinwand

  1. Robert Kaplinsky
    July 25, 2014

    Thanks for sharing this. I especially enjoyed the Steve Leinwand interview. You did a great job of getting him to share some important points.

  2. sgnagni
    July 30, 2014

    Thanks especially from those of us who couldn’t be at TMC14. Just listened to day 1 and got a lot out of the Steve Leinwand interview.

  3. eddie sacrobosco
    November 7, 2014

    Do you believe as Mr. Leinwand does that:
    “It’s time to recognize that, for many students, real mathematical power, on the one hand, and facility with multidigit, pencil-and-paper computational algorithms, on the other, are mutually exclusive. In fact, it’s time to acknowledge that continuing to teach these skills to our students is not only unnecessary, but counterproductive and downright dangerous.”

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