Book Response Paper

Please Note – This assignment is for graduate students only.

Candidates will select ONE of the following books on mathematics.

boalerBoaler, J. (2015). What’s math got to do with it?: How teachers and parents can transform mathematicsĀ learning and inspire success. New York, NY: Penguin Books.

phobiaBurns, M. (1998). Math: Facing an American phobia. Sausalito, CA: Math Solutions.

Lockhart, P. (2009). A mathematician’s lament: How school cheats us out of our most fascinating and imaginative art form. New York, NY: Bellevue Literary Press.


After reading the selected text, candidates will write a response paper that provides a brief overview of the text and describes in depth three new ideas learned about math instruction. Then they will describe the ways in which these ideas might influence classroom practice or find their way into work with students.