Chris Rasmussen

  • Professor
  • Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education


Chris studies teaching and learning of undergraduate mathematics, with an emphasis on courses that typically function as a transition to advanced mathematics. His work explores how pedagogical approaches and instructional design principles that have been successful at promoting student learning in earlier grade levels can be adapted to the university setting. Central to this work is careful attention to student thinking and a systematic, theory-driven study of the social interactions in which meanings are established, where norms for convincing arguments and presentations are negotiated, and where students can connect more formal mathematical developments to their personal experience.

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