Department of Mathematics and Philosophy

Bob Mann

Bob Mann
Department of Mathematics and Philosophy

Associate Professor

Education:

Ph. D., University of Nebraska, Lincoln
M.S.T., University of Missouri, Columbia
B.A., University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Contact Information:

(309) 298-2037
211A Morgan Hall 
rr-mann@wiu.edu 

Fall 2021 Office Hours:

Monday and Wednesday:12:30 pm-1:30 pm 
Tuesday and Thursday: 1:00 pm-2:00 pm and 3:30pm-4:30pm

Courses Taught:

  • Educ 439: Teaching & Assessment in Secondary School Mathematics
  • Math 260: Numeric, Algebraic, and Geometric Reasoning for Teaching and Learning
  • Math 304: Pedagogical Content Knowledge and Reading in Secondary School Mathematics
  • Math 402: Investigations in School Geometry
  • Math 406: Problem-Solving and the History of Mathematics
  • Math 407: Number Theory Concepts in School Mathematics
  • Math 439: Teaching and Assessment in Secondary Mathematics
  • Math 505: The Teaching of Mathematics in Middle Grades and Junior High
  • Math 607: Practicum in Mathematics Education
  • Stat 171: General Elementary Statistics

Research Interests: 

Research:  My research has been connected to standards in mathematics, student achievement and understanding in mathematics at the K-12 level, and the college-readiness of students as they transition from secondary to post-secondary work in mathematics.

I have also published many articles related to problem-solving tasks and activities to use in the K-12 classroom to promote mathematical learning, and have presented many talks and workshops about engaging and enlightening students with interesting and thought-provoking mathematics.

I am a  past-President of the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM), a member of the leadership team of a state-wide multi-million dollar STEM grant, and a former chair of the editorial board of the NCTM journal Teaching Children Mathematics.