## Center
Faculty

#### Maria Timmerman

Assistant Professor, Mathematics Education

Maria teaches courses in mathematics pedagogy for prospective elementary
and secondary teachers, and topics in mathematics education for K-12
mathematics teachers. In the context of her mathematics education courses,
Maria incorporates content-specific software such as Toys and Sticks
microworlds, telecommunications, and calculator-based activities to
act as a catalyst for developing students' understanding of mathematics
concepts, communication, problem solving, and mathematics connections
within the context of real world situations. Her research interests
in mathematics education include a focus on mathematics teachers' conceptions
(i.e., beliefs, knowledge, and attitudes) of mathematics, mathematics
teaching and learning, and teaching with technology. Maria is currently
working with Joe Garofalo in developing materials for mathematics teachers
teaching with technology, and with Steve Plaskon and Laura Smolkin to
develop a plan that will integrate educational technologies in the elementary
teacher education program.

**Email:** mat4f@virginia.edu

**Telephone:** (434)924-7841