Sharon McCrone

Sharon McCrone

Interim Associate Dean & Professor of Mathematics Education

Professional Background

  • BA in Mathematics - Dartmouth College
  • MS in Mathematics - University of New Hampshire
  • PhD in Mathematics Education - University of New Hampshire

Research Interests

  • Preservice teacher education including mathematical knowledge for teaching, ability to partake in high leverage practices, and beliefs about the nature of mathematics;
  • Students’ geometric reasoning and understanding of mathematical proofs (in geometry) including how teachers’ pedagogical choices influence understanding;
  • Classroom mathematical discourse and its role in student learning and teacher development.

Research Affiliations and Projects

Current -

  • The UNH Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program – with Neil Portnoy (mathematics), Dawn Meredith (physics), Judy Robb (science education), and Orly Buchbinder (mathematics education) -
  • Learning Mathematics Through Teaching – with Tim Fukawa-Connelly (Drexel University), Neil Portnoy, Brian Gleason (Nevada State College), Karen Graham, and May Chaar (graduate research assistant) -

Past -

  • An Investigation of Pedagogical Factors Influencing Student Understanding of Geometric Proof – with Tami Martin
  • A Model Teacher-Scholar Program in Secondary Mathematics – with Saad El-Zanati
  • REU Site: Mathematics Research Experience for Pre-service and In-Service Teachers – with Saad El-Zanati and David Barker -
  • Mathematical Modeling as Teacher Preparation – with John Dossey and Frank Giordano
Sharon McCrone
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