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Mathematics

Peter Glidden

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Mathematics

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Room 101
25 University Avenue
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone: 610-436-2440 
Fax: 610-738-0578 
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Peter Glidden

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Professor

Office: UNA 101
Phone: 610-436-2440
Fax: 610-738-0578

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Education

  • Ph.D., Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
  • M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
  • B.A., College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio.
  • Private Candidate, 1975-1976, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland.

Research Interests

  • Mathematics Education
  • Mathematical Cognition
  • Curriculum

Professional Experience

  • Department of Mathematics, West Chester University. West Chester, Pennsylvania.
      • Chair, (2015 – )
      • Professor of Mathematics Education. (2010 – )
      • Associate Professor of Mathematics. (2000 – 2010)
      • Assistant Professor of Mathematics. (1995 – 2000)
  • College of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois. Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education. 1988-1995
  • Massachusetts Rating Bureaus, Boston, Massachusetts. Actuarial Assistant 1987-1988
  • Universidad de Atacama, Copiapo, Chile. Visiting Professor of Mathematics. 1985.
  • Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
      • Instructor. Department of Mathematics and Science Education (1984-1987).
      • Senior Programmer/ Analyst. Center for Computing and Information Management Systems. (1983-1984).
      • Student Data Base Coordinator. Office of the Associate Dean. (1982-1983).
      • Administrative Assistant and Programmer. Office of the Provost. (1981-1982).
  • United States Peace Corps, Gaborone, Botswana. Peace Corps Volunteer Mathematics Teacher. Mater Spei College, Francistown, Botswana. 1977-1980

Selected Publications

  • Glidden, P. L. (2008). Prospective elementary teachers’ understanding of order of operations. School Science and Mathematics, 108, 130-136
  • Glidden, P. L. (2002). Build your own fraction computer! Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School,8, 204 – 208.
  • Glidden, P. L. (2001). Beyond the golden ratio: A calculator- based investigation. Mathematics Teacher, 94, 138 - 144.
  • Glidden, P. L. (1996). Will the pendulum of reform swing too far? Mathematics Teacher, 89, 450-451.
  • Fry, E. K. & Glidden, P. L. (1996). Illustrating mathematical connections: A geometric proof of Euler's Theorem. Mathematics Teacher, 89, 62-65.
  • Glidden, P. L. (1996). Mathematics teachers’ reasons for instructional decisions: Beyond issues of central control. paper presented at the 1996 Annual Meeting of the British Educational Research Association, University of Lancaster September 12th-15th 1996. Education-line <http://www.leeds.ac.uk/educol/documents/00001214.htm>.
  • Glidden, P. L. (1995). Mathematica-based mathematics for elementary teachers: The role of student attitudes and beliefs in an experimental course.   Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 3, 189-204.
  • Glidden, P. L. (1994). Mathematica-based mathematics for elementary teachers: An experimental course. 1994 Technology and Teacher Education Annual.
  • Glidden, P. L., & Fry. E. K. (1994) Developing a Framework for a fine-grained computational theory of algebra learning. ED 362-540. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Atlanta, 15 April 1993.
  • Glidden, P. L. (1994). "The effects of central control on classroom practice." Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Atlanta, 14 April 1993.
  • Glidden, P. L., & Fry, E. K. (1993). Illustrating mathematical connections: Two proofs that there are only five regular polyhedra. Mathematics Teacher, 86, 657-667.
  • Glidden, P. L. (1993). Using the secant method to approximate roots of an equation. School Science and Mathematics, 93, 5-8.
  • Glidden, P. L. (1992). The loss of accuracy: Pitfalls and implications for mathematics instruction. Mathematics Teacher, 85, 711-715.
  • Glidden, P. L. (1992). How national examinations can benefit students and teachers. Mathematics Teacher, 85, 610-611.
  • Glidden, P. L. (1991). Towards developing a model of mathematics learning: Modeling knowledge restructuring in learning school algebra. In R. Lewis & S. Otsuki (Eds.), Advanced research on computers in education. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
  • Glidden, P. L. (1991). Teachers' reasons for instructional decisions. Mathematics Teacher, 84, 610-614.
  • Glidden, P. L. (1991). A mathematics educator's response to "Teaching mathematics without a coherent point of view." Journal of Curriculum Studies, 23, 133-139.
  • Glidden, P. L. (1990). From finite graphs to matrices. Mathematics Teacher, 83, 127-134.
  • Glidden, P. L. (1994). The effects of central control on classroom practice. In I. Westbury, C. Etherington, L. Sozniak, & S. Baker (Eds.), Towards improved mathematics education: Analysis of the second international mathematics study data. Norwood, NJ: Ablex.
  • Glidden, P. L. (1990). Content representation in college algebra: Summary report. In I. Westbury & K. Travers (Eds.), Second international mathematics study: Studies. College of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Glidden, P. L. (1990). Content representation in college algebra: Technical appendix. In I. Westbury & K. Travers (Eds.), Second international mathematics study: Technical appendix. College of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Selected Grants

  • 1994 State of Illinois Inservice Workshops in Teaching Problem Solving in the Elementary Grades and Using Mathematica to Explore the Teaching of Calculus & Precalculus.
  • Educational Technologies Board, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Mathematics as a Laboratory Course: Developing Mathematica™-based Courseware for Preservice ElementaryTeachers.
  • 1993 State of Illinois Institutes on Calculus for Teachers: Visual Mathematics--Computer Graphics in the Classroom and Using Mathematica to Explore the Teaching of Calculus & Precalculus.
  • 1992 State of Illinois Workshops on Calculus for Teachers: History and Pedagogy and Using Mathematica to Explore the Teaching of Calculus & Precalculus.
  • 1991 State of Illinois Workshops in Probability & Statistics and Mathematical Modeling & Discrete Mathematics.
  • 1990 State of Illinois Workshops in Probability & Statistics and Mathematical Modeling.

Selected Refereed Talks

  • “Build Your Own Fraction Computer!” NCTM 81st Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas. April 2003.
  • “Mathematics Teachers’ Reasons for Instructional Decisions: Beyond Issues of Central Control.” British Educational Research Association. Annual Meeting. Lancaster, England, 12 September 1996.
  • "The Effects of Central Control on Novice Teachers' Instructional Decisions." American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting.  New Orleans, 6 April 1994.
  • "The Promise of a New Research Paradigm for Mathematics Education." American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. New Orleans, 4 April 1994.
  • "Mathematica-Based Mathematics for Elementary Teachers: An Experimental Course." Society for Technology and Teacher Education. Washington, DC, 19 March 1994.
  • "A Framework for a Fine-Grained Computational Theory of Algebra Learning." American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Atlanta, 15 April 1993.
  • "The Effects of Central Control on Classroom Practice." American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Atlanta, 14 April 1993.
  • "Mathematical Modeling in the Middle Grades: Explorations in Discrete Mathematics." National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional Conference. Baltimore, Maryland, 31 October 1991.
  • "Discrete Mathematics in School Mathematics." School Science and Mathematics Association National Convention. Cincinnati, Ohio, 12 October 1990.
  • "Towards Developing a Model of Mathematics Learning: Modeling Knowledge Restructuring in Learning School Algebra." International Conference on Advanced Research on Computers in Education. Tokyo, Japan, 19 July 1990.
  • "Content Representation in College Algebra." Second International Mathematics Study Conference on Secondary Data Analysis. Institute for Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2 February 1989.
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